We were delighted this week (on Wednesday, trade day) to have been able to attend Farnborough International Airshow -the aerospace industry’s showcase event – where consultant Phil Stockbridge caught up with some of the companies participating in the Sharing in Growth program. The Airbus A380 (photographed) caught our attention – very special. To quote people […]
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Three Experts, Two Books, One Special Event: Managing in the Matrix If you think you have what it takes to survive in a matrix organization, it may pay to think again. Traditional management training may be counterproductive in matrix settings. If you are seeking innovation in your organization’s matrix structure yet are unsure how to […]
At the beginning of any meeting, depending upon circumstances, we make introductions. We share agendas. We explain where the toilets and fire exits are. I moot that if you’re holding a meeting you should also set expectations around technology use, beyond the ‘don’t forget to switch your phone to silent’. And if you can, do […]
The first in a short series of blog posts looking at technology use in the workplace Have you ever turned up at a meeting where people barely glanced over the top of their tablets or phones to welcome you in? Or at a meeting where you’re glared at for getting your phone out to turn […]
Global Integration’s CEO, Kevan Hall, will deliver part of Dublin’s Irish Management Institute’s Senior Executive Programme for senior business leaders, beginning September 9th, 2014, as part of the International Faculty. He will provide insights into how individuals can navigate the complexities that new reporting structures represent. The dates for this flagship programme are: Orientation – 17 June 2014 (Individuals only) Module 1: 09/10/11 September […]
In the blue corner we have ‘Digital Natives’, people to whom technology is an umbilical cord to life. Often seen as youngsters born in a World where mobile phones are the norm rather than a recent invention, and media is ubiquitous, these people have utter mastery of their technology and the attention span of demented […]
How time has flown since January, when Kevan Hall joined Andrew Campbell at Ashridge Business School (UK) for an open access workshop on matrix organizations. Unbelievably, it’s already time for a reminder that the next workshop, the last scheduled for 2014, falls on June 17. What’s it all about? Most organizations have some form of […]
It’s come around quickly, but it’s time to think about May, and some of the cultural, religious and national celebrations that will add layers of complexity to the diaries and planning of anyone working in an international/global context. Around the World, many will be celebrating May 1 as International Workers Day. It’s a national holiday […]
Today we are 20 years old! That’s 20 years of constantly evolving and refining training for people in complex global, virtual and matrix organizations. If you already know us, and haven’t joined the celebrations, please do join us for a virtual coffee: http://global-integration.com/birthday/ And if you don’t know us, enjoy the celebration anyway! And this one’s […]
If the early part of this year was confusing for knowing when New Year might be celebrated – with the Gregorian/Western calender New Years, Asian New Year, Nowruz already celebrated, and the Water Festival still to come (as well as New Year in Myanmar, which falls on April 16 – Easter now raises its head in many […]
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