An interesting article from McKinsey “Rethinking the rules of reorganization” finds that around 60% of companies in the S&P 500 had launched large-scale cost red uction initiatives in the past five years, however only 26% had successfully prevented cost from creeping back up In addition to some good practical advice on targeting reorganization and change, they […]
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A recent McKinsey article “Making collaboration across functions a reality” gave some good examples of successful and unsuccessful cross functional working. As value creation increasingly happens horizontally across the traditional vertical silos of functions and geography, cross functional working is becoming the norm. A recent Gallup survey found that 84% of the people they surveyed […]
We have recently launched a range of bite sized, mobile and social elearning for matrix management, virtual teams and global working. We focused on social as one of our three key propositions. Here the 6 key benefits that we see social bringing to our offer: 1. It brings an emotional content and energy to learning […]
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 […]
In a matrix management environment individuals may have more than one boss, a complex network of stakeholders and be part of several virtual teams. As a result they may be the only individual who has a complete view of their own role. Each of the other parties may only see part of the goals and […]
Like most industries, learning and development is being disrupted by technology. But all disruption brings both challenge and opportunity. Some blended or online learning approaches can bring significant value and reduced cost relative to face-to-face learning. The challenge is delivering the learning outcomes and changing behaviour we want at optimum cost. I think most learning […]
When you’re working with the training provider there is always a trade-off between using off-the-shelf materials (which are often cheaper) and more tailored solutions which take more time to diagnose and develop. Off-the-shelf solutions are fine provided you have a standard need. Most people can follow a common format to learn basic presentation skills for […]
Greece bailout – learning for the balance of trust and control at work During the negotiations about the latest Greek bailout, trust was the keyword in granting $80Bn of support. We always knew trust was valuable, now we know just how much it is worth. Unfortunately the EU tied to mitigate distrust with control, sending […]
20 people cannot be a team. I was watching the news in the UK about the new Conservative Government’s Cabinet “team”. This consists of more than 20 people regularly gathering around an old fashioned boardroom table, with the important people of course, close to the middle. Anyone who has attended a meeting or conference call […]
The term “matrix” seems to be growing. Strictly speaking a matrix is where we have more than one reporting line, whether solid or dotted. However, our clients are increasingly using the word matrix to describe the phenomenon of horizontal working – across business units, functions and geography. A recent discussion about this made me reflect […]
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