Gridlock

A government, business or institution's inability to function at a normal level due either to complex or conflicting procedures within the administrative framework or to impending change in the business.

In business as in traffic, little to nothing gets done when gridlock happens. This can be highly problematic and costly for a company or industry. For example, gridlock can occur if there is infighting within a company, with two groups competing to gain control of the company. This infighting can effectively create a situation in which business transactions cannot be completed until the problem is solved.


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  • gridlock — ☆ gridlock [grid′läk΄ ] n. [ GRID + LOCK1] 1. a traffic jam, as at an intersection, in which no vehicle can move in any direction 2. any obstructed condition or impasse [airport gridlock, gridlock in the Senate] vt. to cause gridlock in… …   English World dictionary

  • Gridlock'd — est un film américain de Vondie Curtis Hall sorti en 1997. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Autour du film …   Wikipédia en Français

  • gridlock — 1980 (n.); 1987 (v.); from GRID (Cf. grid) + LOCK (Cf. lock). Related: Gridlocked; gridlocking …   Etymology dictionary

  • gridlock — [n] traffic jam barrier, blockage, bottleneck, clog, congestion, impasse, logjam, obstacle, stoppage; concepts 230,432 …   New thesaurus

  • gridlock — ► NOUN ▪ a traffic jam affecting a whole network of intersecting streets. DERIVATIVES gridlocked adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Gridlock'd — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Gridlock’d – Voll drauf! Originaltitel: Gridlock’d Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1997 Länge: 87 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • gridlock — [[t]grɪ̱dlɒk[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Gridlock is the situation that exists when all the roads in a particular place are so full of vehicles that none of them can move. The streets are wedged solid with the chaos of poorly regulated parking and near… …   English dictionary

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