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Boundaryless Organizations

A boundaryless organization is a contemporary approach and term 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 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. This term reminds us, organizations live in a ecosystem very connected, and they can not work ignoring them or isolating themselves.

There are several types of boundaryless organizations: are modular organizations, strategic alliances, network organizations, and virtual organizations. 

Boundaries alre being blurred not also for markets or organizations, also for workers. May be the term "boundaryless" has come to describe not also the business organization of today and the future but also its employees and careers.

But even boundaryless organizations and workers still require boundaries to to focus groups and keep everyone on task!
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