Kicking off our brewing series, today we look at brands, and their effect in a matrix environment. Brewers’ brands are now not merely international – they’re global. Over the past decade Carlsberg, for example, has transformed from a significant regional brewer into the world’s fourth largest brewer. SAB Miller operates across six continents. Globalization leads […]
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If you want to catch up with one of our senior training consultants in person this week, we have them on three major continents. In Europe, CEO Kevan Hall will be in the Netherlands, as will Phil Stockbridge. Tony Poots will be in Germany, in both Seligenstadt and Leverkusen at various times. John Bland will be […]
The brewing industry faces similar challenges to many international manufacturers around the World. Heineken Americas’ reported that its operating profit margin is being squeezed. Carlsberg’s European beer market is declining in most of its twelve key regions, with only Switzerland remaining even. Markets in the USA, UK and Canada have matured and are flat. […]
Continuing our blog series looking at reasons to introduce a matrix structure. In this post, we look at meeting the needs of global or regional customers as a reason to matrix. I could not find a single company announcement that cited this as a primary reason for introducing a matrix. However, our experience at Global Integration […]
Continuing our blog series looking at reasons to introduce a matrix structure. This week we look at having broader, more multi-skilled people as one of the key drivers. (With apologies for the original mis-title! The dangers of cut and paste.) “The matrix structure will provide tremendous opportunity for managers and team members alike and provide […]
Where will our senior team of training consultants be this week if you want to catch up with them in person? Firstly, and probably most importantly (because time is running out to buy a ticket if you want one) Kevan Hall will be speaking at Ashridge Business School (UK) tomorrow, a rare opportunity for an […]
Continuing our blog series looking at reasons to introduce a matrix structure. This week we look at improved global or regional projects & systems as one of the key drivers. A common driver of the move to a matrix organization, and hence matrix management, is the desire to have common systems and projects. This can be driven […]
Global Integration Training consultants are well and truly global this week. In Europe, Kevan Hall will be in Marseilles (France), while John Bland and Tony Poots are running a training program together in Regensburg, Germany. Also in Germany is Rod Farnan. TH Ong can be found in Moscow (Russia) in the latter part of the […]
Continuing our blog series looking at reasons to introduce a matrix. Improved cooperation and communication across the old functional and geographic silos. With immediate effect, the company separates responsibilities for the core brands and supports the regional leaders with strengthened and consistent teams of area specialists such as finance & control, IT, purchasing, HR, sales […]
Britain has been swathed with bunting – red, white and blue everywhere: this weekend marks the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – Queen Elizabeth II has spent 60 years as Queen of Britain and the Commonwealth. Whether individuals have royalist or republican tendencies, or even don’t care much at all, Monday and Tuesday (4th and 5th of […]
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