In my last blog, I touched on the question of when to use technology and when to develop skills. In this blog I’m going to look at the payback on an investment in technology compared with a similar investment in training. We are often asked to create a financial justification for our training – if […]
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Often, when I talk to managers in the middle of an organization, they are waiting for senior leaders to give them clarity on their goals or role, or to align their objectives perfectly to make middle managers’ lives more simple. In reality if you have more than one boss or multiple stakeholders it is unlikely […]
Kevan Hall, CEO of Global Integration shares his recent experience in China. I spent an enjoyable week recently in Shanghai running a workshop on matrix management. Sponsored by the HR excellence centre (HREC) the workshop brought together senior Chinese HR people who either headed the function for overseas multinationals or for Chinese-based multinationals. The issues […]
The recent McKinsey study, “The science of organizational transformations” confirms our approach that, “companies that design initiatives to support desired shifts in mind-sets and behaviours see the most successful transformations.” The survey finds four key actions necessary to support this approach 1 Role modelling 2 Fostering understanding and conviction 3 Reinforcing changes through formal mechanisms […]
A current and very real trend is towards using technology to solve problems. Cars have sensors so that the car driver no longer turns the lights on and off – the car decides based on the car’s idea of when it is too dark. My car also decides when to wipe the rain off the […]
We are regularly asked to complete a request for proposal or sign a contract with our clients which asks for ownership of the intellectual property in our matrix, virtual and global training programs to pass to them. These are often standard clauses which I think were originally meant to apply to product purchases where there […]
A recent report from CEB https://www.cebglobal.com/exbd/human-resources/global-workforce-insight-report/index.page suggests that career opportunity and recognition are two major reasons that British workers leave their jobs -nothing new there then! They go on to propose that increasingly flat organizational structures may be one of the contributors to this as organizations become leaner and delayer. It is clear that there will […]
Kevan Hall, CEO of Global Integration shares his experience. I’m expecting a parcel any day now. It is something I’m looking forward to receiving but it’s not urgent. In the past I would have known it had arrived when the postman rang the doorbell. Yesterday I received an email from Amazon giving me a tracking […]
Kevan Hall, CEO of Global Integration recently attended a meeting in Mexico with one of our clients over the summer where they were discussing diversity and inclusion. They made a fascinating distinction between inherent diversity and acquired adversity. Inherent diversity consists of factors like gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic background (though arguably that […]
As organizations become more integrated they often introduce some form of matrix working. This may be a formal organizational change with multiple reporting lines or simply an increase in virtual teams or processes that work across functions and geography. This move creates a sharp increase in the amount of “horizontal” working that cuts across the […]
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