adhocracy

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adhocracy (ædˈhɒkrəsɪ)
 
n
management that responds to urgent problems rather than planning to avoid them

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Main Entry:  adhocracy
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an organization with a very simple structure or lack of structure; opposite of bureaucracy
Example:  An adhocracy is devoid of rules and regulations, a hierarchy, or standard procedures for problem-solving; rather, it is flexible and responsive.
Etymology:  a play on the word 'bureaucracy'
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