I have been interviewing some global leaders in the R&D functions of two large multinationals recently. In each case the R&D function has been reorganised recently to take advantage of global synergies, to share resources across the world and to increase coordination and cooperation across the traditional vertical silos of their regions. Once organizations become […]
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We’d normally start the week the week by letting you know where our consultants will be this week. And this week is unusual on several counts. Firstly, it’s the new year, so before anything else, we wish you health, wealth and happiness for 2012. Because it’s new year, many people’s first working day back is […]
Kevan Hall, CEO of Global Integration looks at the issue of multiple personas. A theme I found interesting at this week’s Tweetcamp London 2011 was the separation of public and personal personas. Regular users of social media tools often distinguish between their professional and personal personalities. Tools like LinkedIn and Twitter are often used for […]
by Kevan Hall, CEO, Global Integration At Tweetcamp London 2011, I joined a number of discussions on the use of Twitter – and social media more generally – in a wide range of contexts, with participants from education, government, industry, media and a whole other range of disciplines. The cross-disciplinary trends were interesting to observe. […]
Global Integration CEO Kevan Hall’s article on trust as a barometer of management health started many conversations. Here he summarises, in ten points, the essentials of trust building within a team: 1. Demonstrate your trust in individuals, to them and also publicly – people need to see that you are offering trust first. 2. Reduce […]
Kevan Hall, CEO of Global Integration, discusses why trust is a good barometer of a healthy, well managed team Organizations with high levels of trust innovate faster and find it easier to attract and retain top talent. Job satisfaction, commitment and loyalty are closely aligned to perceptions of trust. Trust is a critical element in […]
Kevan Hall, CEO, Global Integration discusses one of the key challenges of matrix working and operating virtual teams: creating community Having a sense of community and trust is a key success factor in today’s complex companies and teams. Community reduces barriers to cooperation. Community speeds up the way people work together. And community can make […]
Guest post by Jyri Kuokka, Technical Communications Assistant, KONE Corp./KONE Training and Documentation Jyri Kuokka is the current Technical Communications Assistant at KONE Training and Documentation as well as the vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter behind the Finnish heavy metal act The Fathomless Deep. Jyri has a BBA in Management and Human Resources from Pacific Lutheran […]
An interesting UK TV programme on Channel 4 last night – “The Secret Life of Buildings – Work” – explored the impact of architecture on motivation, control, etc… Whilst it was a bit evangelical – not everything about trust and control in organizations is caused by the design of the buildings – it was an […]
Post by John Bland, Director, Global Integration, who has thought long and hard about that balance between logic, randomness, and control. I read a really good book recently: The Drunkards Walk. How Randomness Rules our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow Apparently some of the research was undertaken in an old people’s home. Some people were given […]
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