May. 21st, 2011

tsukikage: (CB - Ed thinks knows)
So, my textbook is talking about virtual (management) networks, and it says "This structure is perhaps the leanest of all organization forms because little supervision is required. [...] A network organization may have only two or three levels of hierarchy, compared with ten or more in traditional organizations." Now, I assume they're talking about hierarchy within the "core" company, in which case isn't that a bit of a red herring? I mean, if lots of levels of hierarchy is considered to be a potential source of inefficiency, would that really go away just because some of the levels of management are hidden away behind a veil of outsourcing?

ETA: "People in engineering and manufacturing almost have to be sleeping together. These guys weren't even flirting!"

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May. 21st, 2011 12:16 pm
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"Some observers of business trends suggest that the knowledge economy of the late 1900s and early 2000s is rapidly being transformed into the creativity economy. As more high-level knowledge work is outsourced to less-developed countries, companies in the United States, Europe, and Japan are evolving to the next level-generating economic value from creativity, imagination, and innovation."

Well fuck, I'm screwed.

ETA: Had to.

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