Accenture and Ups Case

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What are the advantages of working in a virtual environment like the one created by Accenture? What are the disadvantages?

Advantages
There are many advantages of working in a virtual environment
1. Reach to Customer : Office work environment limits an employee to the office only. In today 's world there are lot of jobs specially consulting or outsourcing jobs requires deep understanding of customer processes , which one cannot get just by reading document or talking to delegated people. It is always better for a consultant to actually reach out and get to know actual situation, there won 't be a third opinion involved since any type of narration whether written oral has to subjective. Thus for those job this virtual environment
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Could all companies be run virtually like Accenture?
There are some constraints for a company to go for a virtual environment.
The company who has multinational presence and the work is type of consulting, outsourcing, HR firms will get more benefit to be a virtual environment implementation. This will also take care of multiple time zones since there is no fixed time for office. If the cost of asset creation for a physical office is more than that of travelling of executives . If company needs to attract people across the globe without asking them to relocate. Software companies also can go for a virtual management since the instruction can be given on network and written instructions are more effective , they are more favorable for virtual environment.
Not all companies go for running virtually. Like manufacturing. Companies which has location as important factor like real estate firm . Work where team interaction is more important, since virtual teams are not effective in managing conflicts. The companies who already has a developed infrastructure are less prone to go for a virtual environment. A company with scope of a city or 2-3 cities wont go for a virtual environment. Also business likes retail, travel agency , restaurants , advertising agencies where location and team dimension plays important role can 't run like Accenture.

4.Go to the Accenture.com Web site. On the home page, Accenture promises to help its clients achieve "high performance." According
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