Today’s guest post is by Max Robinson, co-founder of Rainbows4Children. We will never forget Tuesday 21st August. Walking to the school in Mekele, we received a call on our mobile from Solomon, our Ethiopian guide and friend of more than 10 years. He was calling us to break the news that Meles Zenawi, the prime […]
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The latest in our series on the matrix in particular business functions Supply chains are becoming an increasingly important part of large organizations. They are a significant source of competitive advantage and represent a large portion of the cost base of most organizations. But is matrix management relevant to people in the supply chain? Supply […]
One of the latest videos in our collection of shared thoughts and experiences is ‘Integrating mergers and acquisitions’. Transcript of ‘Integrating Mergers and Acquisitions’for those unable to view on YouTube: Hi, my name is Kevan Hall, CEO of global integration, specialists in matrix management, virtual teams and global working. In our work we regularly get […]
The team at the Ethiopian school run by charity Rainbows4Children has sent us another video report on the progress being made by them and by our consultant, Phil Stockbridge. We look forward to hearing his report in person, but in the meantime, it looks like they have him under control! Previous reports: Original story: […]
Matrix management training is becoming more popular as most large organizations now have some form of matrix organization structure. Once you need to coordinate international operations, serve global customers, run international supply chains, operate global business processes or integrated global, function, such as HR – then you need a matrix organization structure. Matrix management brings […]
You may remember us talking about an unusual mission for consultant Phil Stockbridge, visiting a charity school in Ethiopia to help support a project there, Rainbows4Children. Phil arrived there safely this week, and we hope to post some photos up later. He was met with a wonderful welcome ceremony, which we thought you’d enjoy us sharing […]
In large complex organizations, work increasingly cuts across the traditional vertical silos of function and geography. This has consequences for a whole range of functions within business – this blog post is about the impact on the legal function. The legal function is clearly the right place to build the capability of your future lawyers. […]
I am sometimes (not as often as I should be) asked about the return on investment of our matrix management training. There are two types of people who ask this question; ones who are genuinely interested and want to know and sceptics who doubt whether training really ever pays off. In my corporate career I […]
The cultural ambience of the matrix organization by David I. Cleland (AMA Management Review, November 1981) is an interesting article on some of the cultural aspects of matrix management. David makes the point that in a traditional family unit and at school children are familiar with multiple authority roles. This continues into the world of work. […]
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