What is a virtual organization?

One of the great myths from the Industrial Revolution is that any organization has to grow into a bulky large bureaucratic organisation with many layers if you attract 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 organization as virtual organizational design using the AI-Model Canvas. By implementing hybrid working, working at home and remote management for instance.

The New Normal Economy - Hybrid Working And Remote Working For Managers and Employees by Tony de Bree

The New Normal Economy

Hybrid Working & Working At Home For Managers And Employees


What is a virtual organization? Here is the definition:

A virtual organization is an organizational form characterized by the absence of a shared physical space. The organization members work together through telecommunication. Particularly as a result of the rise of the internet, the feasibility of virtual organizational forms increased sharply.

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Formal and informal virtual organizations.

It should be noted here that it can be a formal or an informal virtual organizational form. Many companies became a virtual organization in 1-day because of local lockdowns and everybody had to start to work from home or remotely somewhere else.

And think of all the informal organizational forms of virtual organizations like virtual tribes, other online communities and groups on LinkedIn, on Facebook or on other social media platforms.

Want to know more how you can design and implement virtual organizations?

If you want to know more about how you can design and implement different types of a virtual organization including virtual events including these online courses, a virtual team, a virtual tribe, a virtual startup, a virtual scaleup, a virtual SME or an online platform using hybrid working, working at home and remote working for instance, please email your mobile number and the link to your LinkedIn profile using this form. Then we immediately will contact you to make an appointment for an online intake interview.

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