John’s business career included roles in product development and brand support for the European, Japanese, North African, and Middle Eastern regions. In addition whilst fulfilling these roles, he experienced, first hand, the challenges of a global matrix structure. His background was chemistry research and his early career included developing new detergents.
His move to training reflected his desire to share his own experiences of having lived abroad in places as culturally diverse as Belgium and Japan. Before joining Global Integration that interest has manifested itself in his own business, run in conjunction with the University of Sheffield, specializing in improving European – Asian business relations.Since joining Global Integration he has travelled extensively throughout the world facilitating training for several of the world’s largest and best-known companies including Airbus, Vodafone, The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, TE Connectivity, Johnson Controls, Leica, and the BBC.
His work includes running training programmes on topics such as “Remote and Virtual Teams”, “Tools for Cross Cultural Success”, and “Skills for Matrix Working” amongst others. He works regularly with intact teams designing tailor-made interventions. These are often based on results of the Remote Team Diagnostic Tool, a tool whose development into its current responsive format he helped to oversee. In addition, John enjoys helping organizations to better understand and then refine or design their matrix. Finally, John is committed to virtual delivery and is an expert in delivering interactive training through screen sharing tools such as WebEx or Lync.