Visualizing virtualization? The first thing to understand is that virtualization does not work for everyone. In jobs where work is deliverable based, this concepts works pretty well if your employees are goal oriented. However, virtualization can work in service or process oriented businesses as well if management and employee relations are conducive to it. The philosophy of management determines everything. If you are a managage who needs to hover, the you will tend to hire employees who need be hovered over. This is not an environment where virtualization will work. Most companies who jumped into the offshoring trend in the late 90's discovered rapidly that the model works best when the remote group can own their work. By limiting back and forth communication these companies found that they realized benefits in cost, quality, and employee morale much more rapidly.