For today’s “Matrix Monday”, our regular look at some of the literature around matrix related topics, Phil Stockbridge reviews and summarises the Employee Engagement Toolkit from HRZONE.co.uk and Great Place to Work on behalf of our readers. This easy-to-read guide offers the reader a useful summary of the latest thinking on engagement, with contributions from Cranfield, Pennsylvania […]
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Consultant Phil Stockbridge takes a closer look at ” Virtual Teams; a Literature Review” by Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha – a review of a review! One of the strengths of the article is a massive – 5 pages – of references of the literature these researchers trawled through, although they missed […]
I used to work in both manufacturing and in business planning. In these roles, if I’d gone to my boss and proposed a new manufacturing line that made 50% scrap or proposed to develop a new product that only worked half the time, I think I would, quite rightly, have been fired. But in communication […]
Communication as a symptom not a cause of problems I was working with the client last week which was focusing very strongly on improving communication. They had received climate survey feedback that people were dissatisfied with communication and wanted to improve. This is a very common request that we get from clients. It seems as […]
Global Integration CEO Kevan Hall will be interviewed by Penny Pullan on the subject of ”Virtual Teamwork – too much team and not enough work?” on 25 June 2013. The interview is part of the Virtual Working Summit that will run from 24-28th June, where other sessions include: Nancy Settle-Murphy: “From Jaded to Jazzed: Tips for […]
A recent Harvard Business Review management tip on writing emails focused on tips such as: get straight to the point, keep it brief and write a short but informative subject line. It’s all good, if pretty basic, advice. When we ask people on our virtual teams training programs to come up with their top tips for the perfect […]
I’ve been reading ” The Untapped Potential of Virtual Teams”, a study by Siemens Enterprise Communications. It’s based on a survey of 320 people from nine countries and has some interesting findings, including: 79% of respondents always or frequently work distributed teams – this reinforces our view that remote and virtual working is “the new […]
Question: Where? What kind of title is that for a blog post? Answer: It’s a start point for several other questions…. 1. Where….can I find Global Integration consultants this week? Each week we publish details of where some of our key consultants will be over the next few weeks: this week’s has now been updated […]
Virtual teams are often characterised by a lack of face to face time and an increased amount of communication through technology. This places an additional burden on individuals to learn a wider range of communication technologies. First they need to master the technologies themselves, a relatively simple task (you can learn all you need to […]
We had a request from Mehmet A. Orhan, and whilst we often can’t help students, on this occassion we’re happy to help. He’s undertaking some research that may be appropriate for many of the people reading this blog, examining the link between organizational dynamics and employee attitudes in virtual work settings. He hopes to better understand how organizational learning […]
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