Welcome to the latest Global Integration video, which examines the question: Can you be accountable without control? Transcript: One of the common complaints that we hear from managers new to working in a matrix is “how can I be accountable for something I don’t control?”. Very often this is a sign of resistance to the […]
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You may have heard already that Global Integration CEO Kevan Hall has a new book coming. So what’s new? Well, now the book has a cover (see left). And its own page on our website, Making the Matrix Work. We’re as excited as he is about its arrival. You can already pre-order a copy or keep […]
Eight trends in matrix management #1. Capability pools and activity streams. In matrix management are two different types of activity that we need to deliver. Capability building Do we have the skills and capabilities we need to deliver the current and future work of the functions and business units of the matrix organization? For example, […]
Over the past week, we have been publishing a series of articles by Kevan Hall about the four waves of implementing matrix management. To offer a simple guide, we have summarised them below: Introduction: Implementing matrix management – the four waves of change 1. Strategy 2. Structure 3. Systems – part one and Systems, part two […]
Implementing matrix management – wave four: Building Skills If you read our previous posts on the first three ‘S’s; strategy, structure and systems. You will realise that organizations have, by the time they arrive at ‘skills’, put a huge amount of effort into introducing matrix management and a matrix organization structure. The final wave of change, the […]
Implementing matrix management – wave three: aligning systems (part 2) The third wave in the series of blogs that we are running this week on the four waves of change in implementing matrix management by Global integration CEO and management author, Kevan Hall. (This article is in two parts – this is the second. If you […]
A little internal training gossip – about decision making – which made us smile. One of our senior training consultants attended a meeting this week where a potential client was trying to decide on a supplier for a particular event, training their managers to adapt to a matrix structure. They had fifteen people involved in […]
Implementing matrix management – wave three: aligning systems The third article in the series of blogs that we are running this week on the four waves of change in implementing matrix management by Global integration CEO and management author, Kevan Hall. (This article is in two parts.) A tendency of managing the change associated with implementing […]
Today’s Matrix Monday post (#matrixmonday on Twitter) comes from our ‘twinkle toed trainer’ Janet Davis, reviewing Spreading Best Practice Production/Employment Arrangements in a Global Organization, by P.B. Beaumont and G. Martin, in Strategic Change, Volume 6. Outside work, I am a keen dancer and dance teacher, travelling all over the world to enter dance competitions. And yet I […]
Strategy should lead to structure, then, systems and skills. These are the four ‘S’s of managing any organizational change. A matrix organization implementation will only be successful if each of the 4S’s is taken through to successful conclusion. Each of the four waves is a change management project in its own right. If we fail […]
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