@theprofessor20 Hi Bill, normally the matrix is designed to break the silos by adding more horizontal connections, so it should help
@neimarshall It's a lemon entry :-)
I am at 221b Baker Street, what colour is the door?
Kevan Hall CEO, Global Integration
Kevan Hall is an acknowledged authority on the subject of how to work in complex matrix business environments and on how to manage remote and virtual teams. He founded Global Integration in 1994, and developed the world’s first virtual teams and matrix management training programs.
Today, he runs his own global organization as well as training and consulting in matrix, virtual and global working – and has to practice what he preaches.
He is a keen follower of Reading football club in the English Premier League, participates in motorsport and scuba-diving, and – fortunately – enjoys travelling.
International Management Experience
Kevan had a 14 year corporate background in trade union negotiation, international HR, manufacturing operations, EMEA sales & strategic planning, and global learning & development in the telecoms and FMCG sectors, before establishing Global Integration.
He has worked in matrix, virtual and cross-cultural organizations, lived in the UK and France and worked worldwide.
“Kevan was a great facilitator who has a wealth of knowledge on matrix working. Through a highly engaging and participative workshop, he helped our leaders to better understand how we can make our matrix organisation work more effectively.”
Kevan Hall: Books
Kevan’s first book Speed Lead – faster, simpler ways to manage people, projects and teams in complex companies was published in 2006, and serves as a practical guide to virtual and matrix working.
Organizations are getting ever more complex. Globalization, technology and scale can lead to growth and success, but they also bring dysfunctional baggage. Kevan shows how to get off the organizational ‘hamster wheel’ and focus on what is important.
Geoff Armstrong, Director General, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
Making the Matrix Work
Kevan’s second book Making the matrix work – how matrix managers create engagement and cut through complexity eas published in 2013 . Further information on the Making the Matrix Work pages of this site.
Both Speed Lead and Making the Matrix Work are available on Amazon: http://www.global-integration.com/resources/shop
Kevan Hall: other materials
Kevan Hall became a regular blogger for the Huffington Post in October 2012.
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Kevan was a great facilitator who has a wealth of knowledge on matrix working. Through a highly engaging and participative workshop, he helped our leaders to better understand how we can make our matrix organization work more effectively. Many thanks.
Last update April 2014