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I am the cofounder of the Virtual Group Business Consultants New Zealand's first virtual company. Since 1994 I have been using Virtual Group as a model of just how far bureaucracy can be reduced. Now customers are coming to me and asking me to help them make their organisations more 'virtual' - more open, more streamlined, more innovative and less structured.
We have quite deliberately used Virtual Group as an experiment to test concepts of self management and self organisation. We have pushed the boundaries far further than I would risk when advising a client, but in doing so we have pushed the boundaries on self organisation, self management and self ownership, team work and creativity. In the process we have found what works and what does not work.
We have tried really hard to build an organisation where there are no walls that insecure professionals construct to hide themselve behind. For example, we have try to eliminate jargon, there's no hierarchy or bosses, no employees, no job descriptions, no corporate office .... just lots of energy, quality systems and strong relationships of trust. Our 20 business consultants are business people who equally own the company.
We call it Wisdom Without Walls.
We have now been working for more than 10 years and over this period we have developed an deep understanding of what it means to work in a virtual way. Virtual Group does not just talk about it, it lives it! Clients don't just get the theory, they work with people who have struggled with the issues of making a virtual organisation work in practical terms.
If you would like your organisation to be more focused, fast and flexible and for other new insights...