What Is A Virtual Organization?
One of the great myths from the Industrial Revolution and in the old wrld of dinosaur model and methods is that your organisation has to grow into a bulky large organisation, a ‘Fat Firm’, with many management layers if you attract and have to serve more customers.
In our current time of the Internet, fast bandwidth and smartphones, that is actually no longer the case. Why? You can grow and scale using ICT with the virtual organisation as new organisational design.
Just like the couple with an adorable young daughter from Romania we met during our holidays with our caravan in Slovenia this year (see the picture above this post). He was working there for different customers online. Hybrid working, working and home and in his case, remotely:
What that is? Here is my definition.
A virtual organisation is an organisational form characterized by the absence of a shared physical space. The organisation members work together through telecommunication. Particularly as a result of the rise of the internet, the feasibility of virtual organisational forms increased sharply.
Formal and informal virtual organizations.
It should be noted here that it can be a formal or an informal virtual organisation as organisational design including as AI-powered organisational design. Many companies became a kind of virtual organisation after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 1 day because of local lockdowns and everybody had to start to work from home. And think of all the informal organisational forms/organizational designs of virtual organisations like groups on LinkedIn, on Facebook or on other social media platforms.
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Tony de Bree