How is the Organization Network Model different from the Parsons/Thompson Model?
New types of organizations and enterprises are appearing which are based on cooperative networks of local and remote individual workers and semiautonomous teams who carry out key functions. In these enterprises, greater cost efficiency and more mission flexibility are achieved by removing layers of management that are not needed in a decentralized operating mode. These teams are actually sub-groups that have their own management level and technical level with core processes, and therefore will still exhibit some of the characteristics of the Parsons/Thompson Model. The difference presented here is that the organization/enterprise’s structure is based on these teams and remote workers, whose goals and functions may change depending on internal and external influences.