Virtual organization structure is designed to be fluid by nature for being agile and scalable. Rigid structures will not generally suit demographically dispersed team to attain their organizational goal.
Following questions are asserted by hardcore quality analyst
a) Can virtual organizations manage quality?
b) Are there any calculated scientific risks available for Virtual Organizations?
c) Are there reliable, sufficient and supportive statistical evidence ?
d) Is it approved and accepted as a scientific management technique?
"Virtual organization will serve the purpose, if deliverable is important"
Another debate broke out when the developed countries opened their space explorations to private companies. Track record and statistics prove that these companies are achieving their goals faster than government space agencies. We stand better chance to tour the moon in our life time though the quality, standards and process are not strictly adhered to. Not only these companies are growing five times as faster but also have proved that space explorations are profitable ventures.
Virtual organization structure are not totally different from above examples. Virtual organization simply serves its purpose but an efficient project manager would have to mix and match certain technical and management aspects to attain a right deliverable ratio of quality verses productivity. Management is both art and science, hence a right chord has to be struck for making it work. Working with virtual organizations and globally distributed staff can be even more challenging at times, but productivity needs to be tuned for attaining its purpose.