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What's Your Vision of The New Virtual Organization World?

As more and more organizations make use of social networks and social media, there seems to be a slow trend in the direction of social networks eventually evolving into virtual organizations. Granted there are many steps and stops along the way prior to actually being transformed into "bona fide virtual organizations," but nonetheless you can observe the social network metamorphosis taking place.

What do I mean by that? Well, I am beginning to see that a lot of organizations are no longer contented to use the social networks strictly as a place to make connections and share information. The current emphasis seems to be on collaboration within that space (i.e., how to harness that energy into a well-defined agenda, concrete objectives and measurable results): which I refer to as the "social business" stage.

This intermediary "social business" stage is more of a "virtual organization training wheels" stage during which period they will begin to experiment and gain a better understanding of what a virtual organization is as well as the need to adopt established virtual organization management standards.

The final stage - the virtual organization stage - will be the actual establishment of autonomous virtual organizations peacefully co-existing with the brick-and-mortar parent organization and operating in accordance with the standards of the modern virtual organization management discipline.

Once they reach that stage, there will be an explosion of virtual organizations across the globe - a stage which will herald the arrival of The New Virtual Organization World era. I predict this arrival will take place within the next 10 years.

What is your vision of The New Virtual Organization World when this new era unfolds?

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What's Your Vision of The New Virtual Organization World?

by puchinedu In reply to What's Your Vision of The ...

It is becoming meaningful for corporate individuals and organizations to intermediate their business activities via the social networks not just for the sake for socializing but to promote and discover the potentials for mutually rewarding business activities. This suggests the adoption of the vision of the Virtual Organisation through the platform of the disguised social network.

In the near future (say 5 to 10 years), no organisation or individual wish to spend valuable time/days/weeks online with out justified return on investment. The passion of all in the social network has gravitated to selling your core competencies and/or matching it with those of others where they lack competitiveness in order to maintain global visibility and competitiveness in the virtual world.

Small and medium size organizations should get ready to leverage on this trend as it metamorphosis into some standardized organizations. The time is NOW!!!

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