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BOUNDARYLESS

COMPANY

CHOIRUL ANAM B100112006


NIKI GALIH B100112005
YO TENDY B100112009

Boundaryless Organization
An organization that seeks to eliminate the chain of
command, have limitless spans of control, and
replace departments with empowered teams.

1. What are the advantage of boundaryless


organization?
Increased autonomy to employees
Leverage the talent of the employees
Enhance cooperation, coordination and sharing
within the organization
Helps organization in going global
Helps organization in becoming a knowledge
organization

2. Consider some of the cultural issues that


will affect a company operating in such
different

parts

of

the

world

and

whose

employees may not be representative of the


national cultures of each country. Are the
conflicts

you

observe

different

types

of

work

function
people

of

the

have

to

perform?
In this boundaryless company, headquarter in Berlin,
Germany,

structure

outsourcing

company

in

Kiev,

Ukraine, marketing in Los Angeles, so many different


employees with different cultures are all collaborate
working

together

to achieve

organizational

goals.

Employees are also very diverse in values, personality,


and work preferences which are deep-level diversity.
Some cultural issues that are sensitive will rise in the
workplace

and

create

unpleasant things

among

employees. Employees might not be working together


well as they will have fighting in the decision making. A
good

research

in

understanding

various

biological

characteristics like gender, race, ethnicity, age, or


disability, will better the surface-level diversity.

Almost all employees are creative and like to accept


challenges. Therefore, in this similar personality and work
preferences, they should be emphasized in working with
others as a team. Training for team building with different
cultures people will be quite important. Looking at the
conflicts in Newskool, like the difficulties in decisionmaking and employees fighting to do what they perceive
is better compare to the others. It takes time for the
company to come with one decision as all of the
employees can participate in decision-making. People
that are so diverse will suggest different solutions,
reflecting their different cultures. Maybe it will be good to
have a proper discussion in decision making, and only few
managers can have the power in making decision in the
discussion. It is not a function of different types of work
people have to perform.
As people from different areas or departments can
contribute their opinions and ideas in the same work that
require one decision. Another conflict will be inefficiency.
Yes, different people must perform different tasks in their
organization, but Newskool is boundaryless. When Gerd,
the founder and the CEO doesn't satisfy, he asks his
employees to redo the work tasks. It will cause a waste in

resources as Gerd perceive something differently from his


diverse employees. Sometimes, it is good to have
hierarchy as people can know who to refer, which
department to function and so on.

3. Based on what you know about motivation


and personality, what types of people are
likely to be satisfied in each area of the
company?
Use
concepts
from
job
characteristics theory and the emerging
social relationships perspective on work to
describe what might need to change to
increase employee satisfaction in all areas.

4. What types of human resources practices


need to be implemented in this sort
of organization? What principles of selection
and hiring are likely to be effective? Which
Big Five traits and abilities might Newskool
supervisor want to use for selection?
One types of human resources practices need to be
implemented in this sort of organization are performancesimulation tests,

where

what better way

to

find

out

whether applicants can do a job successfully than by


having

them

do

it

the

is

precisely

the

logic

of performance simulation tests.


From Big Five traits, the suitable use for selection are
openness

and

conscientiousness.

In

openness

the

supervisor can increased learning, more creative, and


more flexible. It can affect their training performance,
enhanced leadership and more adaptable to change. The
second is conscientiousness relevant is greater effort and
persistence; more drive and discipline.