The Challenges Faced by Career Professionals

During the last few years, many organizations have been forced to undergo a number of quick adaptations as they try to keep pace with changing customer requirements and competitive moves. These adaptations show up in a number of efforts to reorganize and build new organizational structures, including:

  • The shift from decentralized to centralized structures (or the reverse)
  • The shift from functional to brand-centric structures (or the reverse)
  • The elimination or reduction of certain high-cost, back-end functions
  • The attempted use of mergers and acquisitions to achieve larger market mass or vertical integration
  • The whole-scale outsourcing or off-shoring of selected functions or entire product units

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