BUS610 Wk5 Disc2
BUS610 Wk5 Disc2
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Describe the evolution of the virtual organization What are the pros and cons associated with this design Provide examples of three technological devicesconcepts that have had the greatest impact on virtual organizations Respond to at least two of your peers for this posting A Virtual organization refers to a company that is typically operating using the bare minimum resources opting to outsource most of its duties to third party contributors B aack 2012 For example a company like Amazon allows consumers to choose items to buy from multiple sellers and then proceeds to provide a portal for payment to the seller requiring the seller to arrange for the packaging and shipment of the goods This type of business model allows Amazon to operate their business Without the need for a warehouse shipping agents and sometimes payment processing personnel In essence this Virtual organization relies on many other organizations to provide services that make it a seamless operation for Amazons client yet allowing them to operate with a fraction of the cost and much more exibility than a conventional organization The pros of this design are spelled out above essentially being able to operate much leaner and much more exible In addition the ability to grow the company is seen much quicker since the profit margin is surely larger allowing the company to beef up their infrastructure of technology to better serve the client The cons on the other hand are probably Without measure as they are primarily surrounding the failure of one of the many contractors that the organization relies on to perform business For example if the shipping company UPS for example fails to deliver packages on time for customers who use Amazon the customer will be upset with Amazon Likewise if the seller of the product who may come highly recommended by Amazon fails to ship the package on the intended day the customer will be unhappy with Amazon These examples both point to one of the many cons of not being able to have control of every operation that makes your business happen One way that Amazon may combat the issue of delivery problems is to begin utilizing their own delivery system mainly by purchasing and employing a eet of unmanned drones Amazon nd This would in essence weaken the status of virtual organization for Amazon as they are bringing an additional responsibility into the fold However this type of transformation is what corporations must do to survive in the everchanging world of technology With the popularity and ease of use of the computer and the Internet as well as the demilitarization of unmanned drones these two technologies have helped Amazon become the company they are A third technology that has helped this type of organization is the advancement of technology in the cell phone or rather the smart phone With this technology the customer can have a complete experience with this company from ordering items paying for items tracking items and leaving feedback about their experience Reference Amazon nd Amazon Prime Air Retrieved from httpwwwamazoncomb node803772001 1 Baack D 2012 Organizational behavior San Diego CA Bridgepoth Education Inc Retrieved from https content ashfordedubooksAUBUS6 1 0 122
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