Last week we promised a write up from the ‘mini-mechanic’ who entered the Global Working video competition earlier this year. He was sponsored by Kevan Hall, Global Integration’s CEO, to attend a mechanics course in Canada. Rhys is 12 and lives in England. Where did you go for the course, and why? I went to […]
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Now we’re back in the post August swing, we have a review by John Bland of a paper: Power and Trust in Global Virtual Teams, by Niki Panteli and Robert Tucker. Published Communications of the ACM, December 2009 Recently I came across a paper on trust in global virtual teams in the Communications of the ACM. This is […]
You may have spotted that our new website is now live. And we hope you’ll love it. Every day this week, I’ll introduce you to some of the new areas on our site. Today, I thought I’d start with a completely new section, global working. On our old site, this information was dispersed or implicit […]
During a surface interval between two dives along the shores of a remote eastern Indonesian island is the last spot on earth I expected to be confronted with the question of whether global matrix virtual teams are here to stay. Yet, it happened. As we were both letting our nitrogen champagne quietly bubble in our […]
Continuing our brewing series, with shared lessons for all. For a brewer, entering a new market takes upward of 18 months, but with stagnating mature markets, brewers must increasingly look outwards for expansion to please their shareholders. All of the major brewers have embarked on programmes of expansion into new markets. The challenges that this […]
Tim Mitchell, VP, USA, Global Integration discusses cultural values – and our own may come with a health warning. One of the things that people often find confusing about national cultures is the way that different values can lead to the same result. For example, one of the recent hot topics here in the US […]
Britain has been swathed with bunting – red, white and blue everywhere: this weekend marks the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – Queen Elizabeth II has spent 60 years as Queen of Britain and the Commonwealth. Whether individuals have royalist or republican tendencies, or even don’t care much at all, Monday and Tuesday (4th and 5th of […]
As a way of giving back to the community that helped make our Global Working video competition a success, we’ve created a report sharing what we learned from the process. Clicking on the report below should enlarge it on your screen. If it fails to pop up, the link above it should take you directly […]
May Day, May 1, is a traditional spring festival which, in the Northern hemisphere, has its origins in Pagan festivals – notably that of Beltane, the celebration of spring – adapted over time as Christianity spread. It’s exactly six months before All Hallows (Hallowe’en). Across Northern Europe, there are festivities. In Estonia,for example, Volbriöö is […]
Lent, celebrated by the Christian Church, is almost over, and Easter is almost upon us. Christians, and countries with a Christian tradition/history, mark the resurrection of Jesus, following his crucifixion (hanging on the cross) which is remembered on the Friday before – Good Friday. The timing is set by moon cycles, so the dates vary, […]
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