My Vision of The New Virtual Organization World: Global and Widespread Adoption of Virtual Organization Aptitude Assessment for All Personnel
by Pierre Coupet
So what exactly is “The New Virtual Organization World™” and how does it differ from the “virtual world,” “virtual reality world,” and the “brick and mortar world”?
Well, the “virtual world” consists of all the applications, tools, services and technologies that are made available to us all from the internet. Whereas, the “virtual reality world” is a digital simulation of one or more aspects of our real “brick and mortar world” environment. And for those of you who may not be familiar with the “brick and mortar” term, the “brick and mortar world” is the real and physical world that we live in.
On the other hand, “The New Virtual Organization World" is a world that is primarily made up of “virtual organizations” that inhabit the “virtual world” and peacefully coexist with the “brick and mortar world.” These virtual organizations derive their resources from not only the virtual world and virtual reality world but also from the brick and mortar world.
So, prior to going any further, let me define a virtual organization. “A virtual organization is an organization which strictly consists of the following: a virtual workforce, a virtual workspace, and adherence to a strict adoption of the virtual organization management discipline (i.e., best practices, policies and procedures for operating and managing in a 100% virtual environment in accordance with the founder of the discipline).” Absent any one of these three criteria, an organization shall not be deemed to be a virtual organization.
Now that you have a very slight sense of The New Virtual Organization World, let me share with you my vision of this new world and how it will have a transformative effect on human evolution in the centuries and millennia to come.
Global and Widespread Adoption of Virtual Organization Aptitude Assessment for All Personnel
Whether you work for a mom-and-pop organization, one of the largest corporations in the world, a non-governmental organization (NGO) or major nonprofit organization, a governmental entity, or an educational institution, advances in virtualization technologies and social and collaborative tools and services are forcing all organizations to consider how to become more efficient and productive in a virtual environment.
However, as many human resource executives and hiring managers have already discovered, working in a virtual environment is fraught with a number of dangers and significant challenges and, therefore, is not suitable for everyone. The million-dollar question then becomes, “Besides using my gut feelings, flipping a coin, or giving someone a chance and seeing how things work out, how can I tell whether or not a person is suitable to work in a virtual environment and where can I get that answer?”
The answer lies in Virtual Organization Recruiter, the only such service provider in the world and a company which I chair. Virtual Organization Recruiter provides, among many other virtual organization assessment solutions, a formal, standardized Virtual Organization Aptitude Assessment solution for all employers worldwide. Henceforth, employers no longer have to take a shot in the dark, cross their fingers and hope for the best; play Russian roulette or guessing games; or utilize unreliable homegrown solutions from well-meaning employees that are tantamount to “having the blind leading the blind” or “in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” For the most part, these homegrown solutions typically end up being an exercise in futility and throwing money down the drain.
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The title of next week's article and topic of discussion on Social Media Watercooler via Google+ Hangouts On Air or WebEx will be “My Vision of The New Virtual Organization World: Global and Widespread Adoption of Employees Working in a Virtual Environment.” So stay tuned.
So, Where Do We Go From Here?
You have several options:
Take the 4-Hour Virtual Organization Aptitude Test. The quickest and most direct way of introducing yourself to The New Virtual Organization World is to obtain--available only through your employer or organization--your own Virtual Organization Aptitude Assessment score. Thereupon, you'll be in a better position to recommend it to others since you'll have a deep understanding of what it involves and how others can also personally benefit from it.
Join Social Media Watercooler. RSVP now to Join me on any Saturday at our Social Media Watercooler Hangouts On Air for a weekly discussion on The New Virtual Organization World.
Join The New Virtual Organization World Consortium. If you are a C-Level Executive at a Forbes Global 2000 or Equivalent Enterprise Level organization, JOIN ME on The New Virtual Organization World Consortium so we can all actively begin to methodically and systematically shape the future of The New Virtual Organization World. As well, share the link with your colleagues.
Share "The New Virtual Organization World Collection" Within Your Circle of Influence. If you fall within any of the following categories: (a) the CEO or other C-Level Executive--or Board Member--of a Forbes Global 2000 or Equivalent Enterprise Level organization, (b) a Key Decision-Maker at any Medium Size-to-Large Membership Group or Association, or (c) a Leading Social Network Executive or Large Group Owner, then you can be of immense value by sharing with all your primary stakeholders, employees, members and followers, respectively, an invitation to Follow The New Virtual Organization World Collection.
See On Demand Virtual Organization Aptitude Assessment for Global 2000, Government & Academia. If you are a Senior Level Human Resources Executive in a Forbes Global 2000 or Equivalent Enterprise Level organization :: or a High-Level Executive in Government, the Military-Intelligence-Defense community, Law Enforcement or Academia :: go directly to our On Demand Virtual Organization Aptitude Assessment for Global 2000, Government & Academia solution for more information.
Request a Distinguished Global Ambassador Invitation. If you have strong ties with high-level executives in government, the military-intelligence-defense community, law enforcement, and academia and would like to introduce them to The New Virtual Organization World, then Request an Invitation to Join Us as a Distinguished Global Ambassador, a prestigious, lifetime honorary appointment on the Global Ambassadors Committee of VOMI Global Think Tank and Advisory Board.
JUST FOLLOW ME. To be kept updated on the latest developments in The New Virtual Organization World, just Follow Me on Google+ or Linkedin ::
The bottom line: It's a collaborative effort which requires all hands on deck.
About Article: This article is an excerpt from my lengthy 27-page white paper titled “My Vision of The New Virtual Organization World.” This method of partial and methodical dissemination of the content to the public at large is designed to facilitate the weekly assimilation, discussion and further exploration of each topic of my vision covered in the paper on Social Media Watercooler via Google+ Hangouts On Air. So, stay tuned for next week’s article and topic of discussion titled “My Vision of The New Virtual Organization World: Global and Widespread Adoption of Employees Working in a Virtual Environment.”
Postscript: This is a revised version of the original article published on February 3, 2014. Minor revisions or updates were made in order to reflect relevant and updated information.
About Author: Pierre Coupet, CEO & Q of Virtual Organization Management is the founder of Virtual Organization Management Institute (VOMI), VOMI Virtual Organization Academy, and Virtual Organization Recruiter:: founder of the modern virtual organization management and virtual organization recruitment disciplines pioneered since 1997:: founder of League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives:: and Architect of THE NEW VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION WORLD Collection. Contact directly at firstname.lastname@example.org; or via CHAT.
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