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Definition: Adhocism


Full Definition of Adhocism

Adhocism is an organisational philosophy/style characterised by:

  • an aversion to planning,
  • a tendency to respond only to the urgent, as opposed to the important,
  • a focus on ‘fire fighting,’ than on establishing systems and procedures through goal setting and long term planning.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Adhocism are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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