Similarities Between Traditional And Traditional Organizations

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With the adoption of new technology, an increasing number of organizations are switching from traditional office environments to virtual ones. This shift has led to numerous changes in the way organizations are structured as well as varied other aspects of organizational life. Although there are similarities between them and traditional organizations, virtual organizations face many unique challenges and take advantage of opportunities unavailable to traditional organizations. The contents of this paper will compare and contrast traditional and virtual organizations while discussing the advantages and disadvantages professed each type. Both types of organization share resemblances. In their book Working Virtually, Jones, Oyung, and Pace define a virtual organization as “An organization whose members are geographically distributed among sites and alternate work locations (2005),” while a traditional organization is one whose members are all co-located, meaning they work in the same office. Organization is defined by BusinessDictionary.com as “A social unit of people that is structured and managed to meet a need or to pursue collective goals (n.d.).” Whether traditional or virtual, both are still organizations and share the same purpose all organizations do: They draw upon the power of groups to meet their goals. “The purposes of both virtual and traditional organizations are the same, but the difference is in the ways of reaching them (Korsakienè, Tvaronavičius, &
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