ad hocism

Related to ad hocism: Ad hoc network

ad hoc·ism

also ad-hoc·ism  (ăd hŏk′ĭz-əm, hō′kĭz-)
n.
The tendency to establish temporary, chiefly improvisational policies and procedures to deal with specific problems.
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Official indifference, ad hocism, shortage of staff, deliberate delays to rectify feeder faults, issuance of detection bills, incorrect meter readings, poor recoveries and increasing receivables are highlights of Hesco's performance which put it under spotlight.
PM Khan was of the view that the economy, especially trade and industrial development, suffered in the past due to ad hocism and unpredictability of the tariff structure, resulting in capture of the economy by vested interests and rampant corruption.
'A simple exercise can help to maintain complete data in this regard, which can save billions of rupees but ad hocism is order of the day in CDA', an officer of estate wing told on condition of anonymity.
Extension and ad hocism in the appointments of leadership at HEC and VCs have adversely affected progress of higher education in Pakistan.
With this, three of the countries biggest NGOs-NASSA/Caritas Philippines, Humanitarian Response Consortium (HRC) and Caucus of Development NGOs (Code-NGO)-decided to join forces and show to everyone that ad hocism should not be the norm when it comes to humanitarian efforts.
President Trump's foreign policy has so far been characterised by ad hocism and transactional relations with individual foreign leaders.
Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has demanded for end of extension and culture of ad hocism in higher education sector and appointment of new Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Vice Chancellors through open, competitive and merit based mechanism.
Surprisingly, an analysis based on these two prisms lead to an assessment arguing more for continuity than change, less drama than fireworks and more professionalism than ad hocism in US-Southeast Asia relations.
But as the euro comes under greater strain and the Schengen guarantees of border-free travel --the EU's most popular achievement -- become more tentative, it's worth wondering just how much ad hocism and decentralisation the union can take.
Now the time of ad hocism is over; only those people should be inducted into journalistic jobs who have the requisite education as well as the right aptitude.
action, explained The New York Times in a recent leak calculated to counteract the impression of a foreign policy of clueless ad hocism, is a major strategic idea: Containment.
Government decision-making is still characterized by ad hocism and brinkmanship - pursuing a dangerous course to the brink of catastrophe.