After years of hearing that communication is the solution to every problem, we have learned that communication can often be a big part of the problem rather than the solution.
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The 4th trend we see in managing in matrix organizations is a move toward higher levels of central control. This tends to lead to lower levels of empowerment and slower speed of response in companies with matrix organization structures. There are many factors in complex companies that subtly undermine confidence and trust – when people do […]
Desperately sad day yesterday saw my team Reading FC relegated from the Premiership on goal difference on the last day of the season. It was a long drive back from Derby. What can we learn that applies to the world of work. You need a balance of talent and teamwork. If you do not have […]
The way we address the complexity at the heart of our big picture and of our clients’ needs is to bring ideas, consulting and training in four key areas. The first of these is Cooperation. We believe that there is too much cooperation going on in matrix and other complex organizations. People tell us […]
Matrix Management Skills – Influence without authority
graphics to communicate complex issues quickly
Project Management in a matrix
Middle management in the matrix
T5 turned out to be a pleasant surprise. With online check-in and hand luggage the trip through to airside was very fast. The building is pretty impressive and there were no obvious design flow problems and some improvements – for example you move from the check-in desk straight forward (no fighting your way back through […]
This week I will be travelling to San Francisco (where our US office is) , Napa Valley (for my USA team meeting – though I suspect wine tasting may break out) and to Oregon to meet with a new client – more on this when I get back. I am a pretty regular traveller, for years […]
Ideas, training & consulting for people who lead, manage or work in matrix, cross functional or networked organization structures.
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