An article in yesterday’s Sunday Times “Rot sets in at Apple’s core” by Simon Duke caught my eye as it identified a number of classic challenges in making complex organizations successful and sustainable. The article focuses on how the perception of Apple’s success has started to change, and that competition, lower profits and management confusion […]
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Have you ever thought about measuring the efficacy of virtual teams, and would you like to know what makes for a successful team? I am sure the answer is yes to both these questions. However, if we then go on to ask have you every actually measured the efficacy of any of your teams, from […]
Several months ago, we (Global Integration) were delighted when we were shortlisted for a Guardian Award for business management (For those outside of the UK, the Guardian is UK national media group.) Yesterday saw the awards being presented, with an interesting keynote for the entrepreneur James Caan, who many will know from the UK’s version of […]
British development charity NESTA blogged yesterday about its coffee trials in an article called Institutionalising Serendipity via Productive Coffee Breaks. This kind of serendipity is something we (Global Integration) monitor, study and train people to manage, because you lose this in a virtual team environment – or anywhere where you’re not sat close to the […]
There are several interesting pieces of content on the subject of trust that we think you may be interested in. Firstly, we posted up the newsletter that we emailed out in December (2012). It contains some thoughts from CEO Kevan Hall on the balance of trust and control: Trust and Control Newsletter. You can find […]
For this week’s ‘Matrix Monday’ post, Kevan Hall reviewed “Multiple Team Membership:a theoretical model of its effect on productivity and learning for individuals and teams” (at 5 a.m, in the Emirates Lounge in Dubai (on his way to Jakarta). The paper starts with a statement that 65-95% of knowledge workers in USA and Europe are […]
Each week we publish details of where some of our key consultants will be over the next few weeks so that you can contact them if you want to meet them in person whilst they’re in your area. They do, of course, travel beyond what’s indicated, but these are generally the places that they may […]
In the Forbes article, Seven Lessons Every CEO Must Learn, on the Boeing debacle today, author Steve Denning identifies a number of problems contributing to the recent grounding of the Dreamliner. A major theme seems to be the failure of outsourcing / off-shoring of components of the aeroplane. The article assumes this is a part of […]
This week the entire senior team of trainers at Global Integration is at the company team meeting. This time the team is meeting in Milton Keynes in the UK – the only town in the UK (I believe) with a grid system, ensuring that our US team members feel very at home. We, like many […]
Following the success of last year’s open format session, Global Integration will again be working with Ashridge Business School (UK) to offer an open access one day workshop at a reasonable rate (£250). The matrix is a reality for most large companies now: in global organizations people work across geographies and multiple product sets. Tension […]
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