We have been doing some work with a company called Big Picture Learning who specialize in creating graphics to communicate complex issues quickly. Our big picture communicates what we at Global Integration see as the big issues in working in matrix and other complex organizations.

Part 1, at the centre of the graphic are the key drivers of complexity we deal with in our ideas, consulting and training work.


Drivers of complexity

These are the reasons organizations come to us and the areas we specialize in.

Matrix and virtual working are our 2 biggest area of operations but companies tend to approach us when they have either reached a level of scale and complexity where their people managers need new skills (such as greater international integration or the introduction of a matrix organization) or when a trigger event like a major merger or reorganization makes them realize that they need to tune-up the capability of their people to cope with new levels of complexity and challenge.

The big picture also summarizes the key themes in my book Speed Lead– faster, simpler ways to manage people, projects and teams in complex companies.

I will post the other 4 panels of the graphic over the next week or so and the complete image at the end of the series.

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About the author:

Kevan Hall Kevan Hall is a CEO, author, speaker and trainer in matrix management, virtual teams and global working. He is the author of "Speed Lead - faster, simpler ways to manage people, projects and teams in complex companies, "Making the Matrix work - how matrix managers engage people and cut through complexity", and the "Life in a Matrix" podcasts, videos, cartoons and blog. He is CEO and founder of Global Integration. Company profile: .

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