An organization with little structure run by creating a series of temporary cross-functional teams to do specific tasks. Depending upon execution, the result is either efficient problem-solving or utter chaos.
By spliting up our department the boss has created an adhocracy.
by jeff jost August 07, 2006
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A collective style democracy that is used as a means of control for a a place or a group of people. A participatory democracy much closer to the original Greek style than represenative democracy. Used by Sci-fi author Cory Doctorow to describe a system of government by people.
The university ad-hocracy decided on whether to inplement major changes to the cirruculm.
by romp March 21, 2004