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adhocracy

An organizational structure that avoids bureaucratic decision-making and control by spreading decision-making processes throughout the organization and assigning authority to the experts best able to make each decision. The theory is that an adhocracy does a better job of solving problems that arise and taking advantage of unexpected opportunities—and to do so more rapidly—than a company that has a traditional organizational structure in which people typically do things "by the book" and because "that's the way we've always done them."

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