A quick lesson in the Value-Integrator Organization (VIO) model will help you understand how the Hybrid Global Resources became an important part of our business. Western hierarchical (e.g. military-style hierarchies) organizations that had prospered in the 20th Century faced new challenges in the 21st Century1. These challenges included:

  1. information explosion
  2. globalization
  3. technology improvements
  4. time-based competition
  5. quality revolution
  6. unprecedented competitors

A new form of competitor, the Value-Integrator (“Virtual”) Organization, takes tasks within the core organizations and identifies the market opportunities, selects strategic relationship partners and coordinates the functions between the core organization and its partners. The benefit of the VIO not only increases strategic alignment and enhances relationships, but also allows flexibility, better cost and better quality especially in an economic downturn and slow-growth.

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