Thursday, November 29, 2012

Organizational Design | What is a boundaryless organization?

What is a boundaryless organization?

The boundaryless organization attempts to flatten organizational hierarchy by using cross-hierarchical teams, participative decision-making, combined with both extranets and intranets. 

Vertical and horizontal boundaries are collapsed to create increased flexibility; external boundaries are eliminated to create more options for organizational alliances. The boundaryless organization seeks to eliminate the chain of command, have limitless spans of control, and replace departments with empowered teams.

It is comprised of dimensions: self-awareness (the ability to be aware of what you're feeling), self-management (the ability to manage one's emotions and impulses), self-motivation (the ability to persist in the face of setbacks and failures), empathy (the ability to sense how others are feeling), and social skills (the ability to handle the emotions of others.

Organizational Behavior / Robbins & Judge - 14th edition

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