We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new white paper that sets out how to rewire your culture and skills to survive and thrive in a digital world. Forrester predicts that by 2020, businesses using Artificial Intelligence (AI) will steal $1.2 trillion per year from their less digitally advanced competitors. In a large study […]
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As part of their lengthy study into the state of the American Workplace based on over 195,000 employees across a range of industries, Gallup looked specifically at employees that worked in matrix organizations and found that: “the more matrixed employees are, the more likely they are to strongly agree that being on different teams is […]
Since Daniel Goleman first made the concept popular in the 1990s, trainers and consultants across the globe have been urging us to become more ‘emotionally intelligent’. However is this actually a concept in its own right and does it improve performance? The answers are ‘not really’ and ‘not much’. Independent scientists have shed some light […]
Who is the most effective CEO? A few years ago Prof Morten Hansen and his colleagues set out to answer this question by analysing reams of stock market performance information and using this to create a ranked list of 2,000 CEOs from across the globe. Unsurprisingly, Steve Jobs came out top, followed shortly by Jeff […]
Teams have been becoming more complex from remote and virtual teams, through a focus on matrix collaboration to today’s fast-paced digital teams, but each step requires new skills and ways of working and challenges are traditional corporate culture. Until the 1970s most teams were local and focused on functional silos. In the 80s improved communication […]
Collaboration has been evolving to be more complex; from virtual, to matrix and now to digital teams At each step up in complexity, the rules of collaboration change. Our skills, way of working and corporate culture need to evolve – to keep up with today’s reality and to prepare for the inevitable next step. As […]
Our clients are on an accelerating journey to increasingly connected ways of working. Driven by technology and increased business integration they have moved from remote and virtual teams to matrixed and now digital ways of working. Join our free webinar to explore the latest research and thinking in leading this journey. At each step up […]
The first ever team someone manages is now often a global, virtual, cross-cultural team. Quite a challenge. As a result all managerial onboarding should be infused with virtual working – not just a 30 minute slide deck tacked on at the end. Secondly, the move towards cross-functional, cross-organizational teams means it’s more important than ever […]
Major cross-border business transactions have been jeopardized because of language and communication difficulties, with direct financial impact. One European outsourcing firm we’ve worked with shared that there’s a tendency for people to call up and involve those they are comfortable with and speak the same language as, rather than reach out to those that would […]
Actually you are a brand. Others’ evaluation of our performance and potential is a blend of performance, image and exposure. Our level of performance will always matter but it’s naïve to ignore the other two. This is even more relevant as we move to working in a much more virtual world, where people are much […]
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