A matrix organization structure does increase complexity and so we should only use it where it adds sufficient value to overcome these additional costs. Many organizations initially take the matrix too far down into the organization. This video is about identifying specifically where the matrix adds value, and where it does not. We have identified […]
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Effective organization change flows from strategy to structure to systems and skills. All four waves of change need to be completed and aligned in a successful matrix implementation. In this video we will give an overview of the change journey and some of the critical success factors in a successful matrix implementation. Strategy Any organizational […]
Full organizational agility is about sensing the market and adapting to change faster than those around you; and then being lean and swift in your delivery of that change. As Bank of Montreal (BMO)’s chief transformation officer, Lynn Roger, puts it, “speed is the new business currency.” Managers should consider agility as an overarching principle […]
In our work with complex organizations it’s a common complaint that decision-making is too slow. We see two main problems 1.Too many people are involved. Many organisations have not done the work to define who should be involved in decisions or are too collaborative in their approach, feeling that everyone needs to be involved in […]
One of the key challenges in being a digital leader is achieving faster integration of new technology into the way we work. Technology is changing fast; new tools, threats and opportunities are emerging constantly. It’s likely that this rate of technology innovation will continue to accelerate. As individuals, many of us are keen to adopt […]
When we work with experienced managers new to the matrix, we often hear two main objections – how can I be accountable for results when I don’t have control, and how can I get things done when I don’t have authority? But do we really want to run our organization through control and authority? Can […]
One of the key tenets of agile methodology is that team members sit and work side-by-side, with frequent face-to-face communication. Can this technique be adapted to remote and digital working? The answer is yes, and here’s how: Project visualization As one remote engineering firm explains, online project management tools such as Trello can replace moving […]
It seems like everyone is attempting to be more ‘Agile’ nowadays. But what does this actually mean for your area of the business? If we clearly understand the underlying principles of Agile working, we can make more informed choices as to what aspects to try out in our reality. Our clients have very different definitions […]
It’s the time of year for our annual client satisfaction survey. The results are always keenly anticipated by the team and announced at our global team meeting. Our objective is to continue to improve the way we work with and listen to our clients. The scores are now in and we are delighted that both […]
Organizational network analysis, using surveys and email analytics to map the informal channels of communication across a company, reveals how unevenly the ‘collaboration load’ tends to be spread across individuals. On the one hand this means a lot of wasted talent – according to extensive research by network expert and professor of Global Business at […]
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