August 13, 2015 : A look around a typical office won't show you whether work and workers reside inside a relatively sealed organization boundary or flow freely across it. A familiar example is when you discover that someone working in your office is not a coworker at all, but actually a consultant on an extended contract. That's an example of a worker flowing into the organization without an employment relationship. Do some employees stay only a couple of years, to bolster their resume and then move on? That's an example of workers flowing out across the boundary. Do employees leave for a few years, gain valuable experience, and then return? That's an example of workers flowing both outward and then inward through the boundary.
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