Collaboration has been evolving to be more complex; from virtual, to matrix and now to digital teams At each step up in complexity, the rules of collaboration change. Our skills, way of working and corporate culture need to evolve – to keep up with today’s reality and to prepare for the inevitable next step. As […]
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Our clients are on an accelerating journey to increasingly connected ways of working. Driven by technology and increased business integration they have moved from remote and virtual teams to matrixed and now digital ways of working. Join our free webinar to explore the latest research and thinking in leading this journey. At each step up […]
The first ever team someone manages is now often a global, virtual, cross-cultural team. Quite a challenge. As a result all managerial onboarding should be infused with virtual working – not just a 30 minute slide deck tacked on at the end. Secondly, the move towards cross-functional, cross-organizational teams means it’s more important than ever […]
Major cross-border business transactions have been jeopardized because of language and communication difficulties, with direct financial impact. One European outsourcing firm we’ve worked with shared that there’s a tendency for people to call up and involve those they are comfortable with and speak the same language as, rather than reach out to those that would […]
Actually you are a brand. Others’ evaluation of our performance and potential is a blend of performance, image and exposure. Our level of performance will always matter but it’s naïve to ignore the other two. This is even more relevant as we move to working in a much more virtual world, where people are much […]
I am delighted to share the results of our 2017 Customer satisfaction survey. We asked just 2 questions that are widely used and correlate highly with overall satisfaction. Thank you if you were one of the people who responded from 38 organizations. Question 1 – Net Promoter Score – Probably the most widely used measure […]
In a single boss, single team past, activity and community often came from the same location or function. Nowadays in successful virtual, matrix and digital organizations, activity and community are diverging significantly. People will loosely remain part of business functions to build capability, community and drive functional excellence. However activity is now heading away from […]
Remote and virtual teams can reduce the costs of facilities and travel, access talent irrespective of distance and deliver results even more productively than face-to-face teams. The business logic is clear, but this way of working does require different skills and a refreshed culture. Unfortunately, there has been too much focus on technology and not […]
In the past few weeks our blogs have been giving you a teaser of the juicy insights packed in our new white paper: Mastering virtual, matrix and digital teams – which we officially launch today. You can download free copies of the entire white paper or a series of shorter summaries of the research at http://www.global-integration.com/white-paper/ […]
What has interrupted you already today and what was the impact on your productivity? How long did it take you to disengage from your old task, deal with the issue, get back up to speed with the new one? (Reading this blog doesn’t count as a distraction, of course). As we become part of ever […]
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