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  • noun business An organizational system designed to be flexible and responsive to the needs of the moment rather than excessively bureaucratic.

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  • noun an organization with little or no structure


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ad hoc +‎ -cracy


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  • That's a great word!

    May 25, 2008

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    August 20, 2008

  • Although this neologism seems to be used in a positive way (i.e. the opposite of bureaucracy), I heard it today used in a more negative sense. Specifically that a lack of defined rules allowed all members of an organization to run with whatever idea that they had, leading to chaos.

    November 5, 2015