In a matrix organization, or any large global multi-national, it is easy for teams that start out aiming to be agile and nimble to become ever more complex. We might form a team to tackle a particular challenge, serve a large global customer or introduce a new bot. Initially we might have 3-4 people who […]
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Increasingly, our clients are coming to us talking about introducing, or improving Agile work design, particularly in a virtual or matrixed environment. Many are concerned that their current business infrastructure and way of working lacks the ability to self-disrupt. Self-disruption is a challenge because the barriers to entry across many industries are falling and new entrants […]
A raft of blogs and articles earlier this summer linked McLaren’s recent woes on the F1 track with their matrix management structure. However in an interview directly with the current CEO Zak Brown by Sky Sports, he denied that their current internal issues can be traced back to their matrix management system. He did acknowledge […]
As part of their lengthy study into the state of the American Workplace based on over 195,000 employees across a range of industries, Gallup looked specifically at employees that worked in matrix organizations and found that: “the more matrixed employees are, the more likely they are to strongly agree that being on different teams is […]
Who is the most effective CEO? A few years ago Prof Morten Hansen and his colleagues set out to answer this question by analysing reams of stock market performance information and using this to create a ranked list of 2,000 CEOs from across the globe. Unsurprisingly, Steve Jobs came out top, followed shortly by Jeff […]
In the past few weeks our blogs have been giving you a teaser of the juicy insights packed in our new white paper: Mastering virtual, matrix and digital teams – which we officially launch today. You can download free copies of the entire white paper or a series of shorter summaries of the research at http://globalintprd.wpengine.com/white-paper/ […]
This one piece of research by the people scientists at Google has inspired us to think about leadership and collaboration in remote, virtual and matrix teams in a new way. This blog is a result of a lively conversation between Tony Poots (one of our senior consultants) and Debbie Marshall-Lee (our research director). At Global […]
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new, research led white paper on the challenges of matrix management. This is based on an in-depth summary of academic and consulting research in the field together with our own experience of 23 years working with many of the world’s leading organizations. You can download free […]
A couple of our clients have recently asked us for a “matrix maturity model”, something that describes the typical journey we see companies taking as they develop their matrix organisations and helps locate them in that journey. We thought it made sense to locate this in a journey from a traditional local functional organisation at […]
“Digital” is receiving a huge amount of attention at the moment, quite rightly given the accelerating pace of automation and integration of businesses is. Digital is a great opportunity or threat depending on your perspective. However, in the context of leading real change, an over-focus on systems and IT risks making the same mistakes that […]
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