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adhocracy

(ædˈhɒkrəsɪ)
n
management that responds to urgent problems rather than planning to avoid them
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adhocracy - an organization with little or no structure; "the choice between bureaucracy and adhocracy represents a common dilemma"; "the need for informational flexibility can lead to adhocracy"
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
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adhocracy

n no plVertrauen ntauf Ad-hoc-Entscheidungen; (= organization)Adhokratie f
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He recommended an adhocracy type of culture, which is associated with adaptation and innovation, and proactive workers.
Among these five, adhocracy involves the greatest sharing of power and the most limited hierarchy, which would likely best set the stage for discussions between a leader-investigator and a constituent.
The independent variables are perceived organizational culture (hypothesis 1) and its dimensions (corporate culture (hypothesis 2), adhocracy culture, a market culture (hypothesis 4) and hierarchical culture) and the dependent variable is the corporate identity.
The four types of organizational cultures are Clan, Adhocracy, Hierarchy and Market.
Openness to corporate culture is associated with emphases on flexibility, spontaneity and adhocracy culture, in contrast to control, regulation and stability.
This group might later evolve into a bureaucracy or adhocracy.
Over the time shift has occurred from old bureaucratic psychological contract to new adhocracy psychological contract (Kissler, 1994).
It describes organizational cultures as falling under one of four general culture types: (1) Group or clan, (2) Adhocracy or entrepreneurial, (3) Hierarchy or Bureaucracy, and (4) Rational or Market culture.
Strategy formation in an adhocracy, Administrative Science Quarterly, 30(2), 160-197.
The configurations proposed by Mintzberg (14) are a) simple structure, b) mechanistic bureaucracy, c) divisional structure, adhocracy, missionary structure and policy (non-configuration).
The adhocracy culture emphasizes flexibility and change; it is externally orientated.
Their typology presents a framework of conflicting values, which describes four types of organizational culture - the clan, adhocracy, hierarchy and market, based on the dimensions of flexibility/stability and with internal / external focus (Fig.