boundaryless organisation

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ACE INSTITUTE
OF
MANAGEMENT

REPORT
ON
CASE 4
BOUNDARYLESS ORGANIZATIONS

Prepared By:
Group 4
Binindra Shrestha
Gaurav Khatiwada
Sakunda Ojha
Sumit Bajracharya
Yadav Basnet

April 22 2014
1. Theoretical Background
A boundaryless organization is a modern approach in organization design. It is an organization that is not defined by, or limited to, the horizontal, vertical, or external boundaries imposed by a predefined or traditional structure. This term was coined by former General Electric chairman Jack Welch because he wanted to eliminate vertical and horizontal boundaries within the company and break down external barriers between the company and its customers and suppliers.
Traditional companies with
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Each unit has a singular function.
Problem: Each unit maximize their own goals but not the overall goal of the organization
External - Barriers between the organization and the outside world (customers, suppliers, other government entities, special interest groups, communities).
Customers are the most capable of identifying major problems in the organization and are interested in solutions.
Problem: Lose sight of the customer needs and supplier requirements
Geographic - Barriers among organization units located in different countries
Problem: Isolation of innovative practices and ideas

3. Analysis
Many companies are crossing lines that have set boundaries linking them to communication. All over the world healthcare facilities are requiring employees the opportunities to connect through a wide variety of networking resources. Contact methods that expand knowledge, ideas, sharing, and finding solutions are all trigger points. Environments that provide healthcare are responding with other organizations through networks that promote social media. Companies are responding to other organizations by relaxing barriers that keep them from communicating with others. Organizations in healthcare are providing boundaryless organizations encouraging and managing a blur of boundaries to provide a better knowledge and understanding of a situation characterized by

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