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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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But as the implications of the accident became more apparent, I began to cancel other appointments, and the ad hocracy virtually moved into my office for an extended and unforgettable stay.
Second, when an emergency does strike, a trusted "ad hocracy" may be far more useful than an entrenched or untested bureaucracy.