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Adhocracy

A slang term for a business or other organization with few or no permanent structures. New situations are discussed and decided as they occur (that is, on an "ad hoc" basis). An adhocracy may encounter problems with efficiency.
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Adhocracy culture has a significant indirect impact on corporate identity in Iran Insurance Company.
The highest level of trust and commitment can be found in market cultures followed by adhocracy cultures.
The collected data indicated that adhocracy or entrepreneurial cultures were associated with a significant positive relation to innovation, and that organizations with an adhocracy culture were characterized by values such as entrepreneurship, creativity, empowerment, dynamism, adaptability, teamwork, flexibility, risk taking, and participative decision-making.
Configuration Coordination mechanism Key component Simple Hierarchical Oversight Strategic cupola Mechanistic Standardized working Techno-structure bureaucracy processes Professional Standard competences Operating hub bureaucracy Divisional Standardized outcome Intermediate line Adhocracy Mutual adjustment Support services Missionary Standardized vision Ideology Policy None None Configuration Type of Centralization Simple Vertical and Horizontal Mechanistic Limited horizontal decentralization bureaucracy Professional Horizontal decentralization bureaucracy Divisional Limited vertical decentralization Adhocracy Selective decentralization Missionary Decentralization Policy Variable Source: Mintzberg (14).
The literature on the topic solely provides clear arguments and evidence for the links between an adhocracy culture or a hierarchy culture and innovation.
In the first phase, respondents were asked to diagnose the type of organizational culture - the clan, adhocracy, market and hierarchy.
Figure 2 depicts the direct relationships between independent variables, which consist of adhocracy culture and market orientation that are constructed as organisational culture.
The competing value framework was employed by several researchers to find the relationship between individual culture types--clan, adhocracy, hierarchy and market--on knowledge management.
In Firm B even though the dominant culture was found as hierarchy, it was found out that adhocracy culture has significant effect on LMX quality.
The committee structure was reworked with a greater emphasis on adhocracy.