We have worked with a large number of pharmaceutical industry clients in the last 10 years to help them implement matrix teams at the level of the product of therapeutic area, or at regional or global level. Quite often, when they make this move, companies new to the matrix also bring in people from other […]
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Bite sized | Mobile | Social Elearning for virtual, matrix and global working Global Integration are specialists in the globally integrated organization, supporting business transformation, developing people capabilities and embedding change. We are delighted to announce the launch of our new elearning capability, providing unique content on matrix management, virtual teams and global leadership. It […]
The term “matrix management” and the idea of a matrix organization, generally gets a bad press. If you search online you will see lots of examples and articles about the disadvantages of the matrix. The sentiment on Twitter is similar, pretty negative. So why is it that the vast majority of the world’s most successful […]
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 […]
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 […]
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