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All EdgeInside the New Workplace Networks$
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Clay Spinuzzi

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226236964

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226237015.001.0001

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What Are All-Edge Adhocracies?

What Are All-Edge Adhocracies?

(p.18) 2 What Are All-Edge Adhocracies?
All Edge

Clay Spinuzzi

University of Chicago Press

This chapter illustrates how work has changed over the past 40 years, as organizations that were once institutional bureaucracies began to form institutional adhocracies, and later fragmented into all-edge adhocracies: cross-functional teams of specialists that organize around projects rather than departments. The chapter introduces basic concepts such as adhocracies and projectification. It also contrasts the characteristics of bureaucracies, institutional adhocracies, and all-edge adhocracies, explaining why these characteristics fit particular organizational objectives.

Keywords:   adhocracies, bureaucracies, networks, hierarchies, projectification

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