planlessness

planlessness

(ˈplænlɪsnəs)
n
the state or condition of being planless
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So, they get into office and inflict people with pains of planlessness and thoughtlessness, yet they mouth platitudes about wanting to be like Awo.
(5) It may be because he simply thought of himself as a biologist, seeing no need to see his work otherwise, but this justification weakens when one considers the facts that he frequently referenced Immanuel Kant as the inspiration for his work and that Darwinism, which he criticized for its "too-random planlessness," was rapidly expanding its influence beyond scientific communities (Buchanan 2008, 16).
Since independence, many African states have been marked by one form of self-inflicted debility or another, manifested in social decay, immiserization of the people, planlessness, slummization, thieveries of all stripes and hues with dire consequences for development.
paths can be both planless and planned, and the initial planlessness in
"Perhaps the strong sense of individual validity, which makes Spain the most democratic country in Europe, sanctions the constant improvisation, and accounts for the confident planlessness as common in Spanish architecture as in Spanish political thought" (Dos Passos 1922: 59-60).
When planlessness sticks out in the organisation like a boil on the nose, unleashing crisis and crippling growth, the leader blames the mess on time.
They cite an assessment by Elton Mayo, who was invited in 1938 to become director of the NIIP but on a visit was highly critical of the quality of the staff and the 'planlessness' of its work, largely resulting from its dependence on doing work for troubled firms.
She disliked the place, its noise and planlessness and "intrigue"--the word is Naipaul's--its day-to-day approach to life, its tendency to measure successes by foreign standards only, the fact that nothing gets done.
This, and the planlessness that historically typified American urban growth, especially in New York City, permitted Harlem to become the horrible slum it remains today.