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management that responds to urgent problems rather than planning to avoid them
Contemporary Examples

The best way to do this, he argues, is through an “adhocracy,” a term he borrows from the writer and futurist Alvin Toffler.
‘Resilience’ Author Andrew Zolli on the Secrets of Failure Jesse Singal July 7, 2012


an organization with a very simple structure or lack of structure; opposite of bureaucracy

An adhocracy is devoid of rules and regulations, a hierarchy, or standard procedures for problem-solving; rather, it is flexible and responsive.
Word Origin

a play on the word ‘bureaucracy’


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