Wednesday, December 12, 2007

100 words about Adhocracy

Adhocracy is a type of organization being an opposite of bureaucracy. The term was popularized by Alvin Toffler (in the 1970s). Robert Waterman defined adhocracy as "any form of organization that cuts across normal bureaucratic lines to capture opportunities, solve problems, and get results.". For Henry Mintzberg, an adhocracy is a complex and dynamic organizational form suited for problem solving and innovation and thrives in a changing environment. Alvin Toffler noted that adhocracies will get more common and are likely to replace bureaucracy under the form of temporary structures, formed to solve a problem and dissolved afterwards, like cross-department teams.

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