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One sure-fire way to avoid matrix management

I was talking to some HR people in tech start-ups in California recently and they told me that, as organisations start to scale up and become more complex, they regularly hear from engineers who are frustrated. These engineers don’t wish to be “corporate” and threaten to leave to avoid the increasing complexity. At the same […]

How come 10,000 people are slower than 25?

I was working recently with a online business that has grown very fast. Many of the leaders have grown with it and find themselves at a relatively young age leading a multi-billion dollar business. Whilst they are all very proud of the success of the business, they are also aware that it has changed radically […]

Lessons from Silicon Valley – Issue 3

Reducing involvement to cope with complexity Having recently visited Silicon Valley, Kevan Hall, CEO of Global Integration shares his experiences. On my visit to the San Fransisco area it was interesting to observe the latest wave of great tech companies experiencing some of the familiar challenges as they grow and become more complex. In a […]