When we (at Global Integration) developed the world’s first virtual teams training program in 1994 we called it ‘Remote and virtual teams training’ and distinguished between teams that were physically distributed (remote) and one where managers had no formal control over the team members (virtual). As virtual teams became more mainstream this distinction started to blur […]
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Over the past week, we have been publishing a series of articles by Kevan Hall about the four waves of implementing matrix management. To offer a simple guide, we have summarised them below: Introduction: Implementing matrix management – the four waves of change 1. Strategy 2. Structure 3. Systems – part one and Systems, part two […]
Implementing matrix management – wave four: Building Skills If you read our previous posts on the first three ‘S’s; strategy, structure and systems. You will realise that organizations have, by the time they arrive at ‘skills’, put a huge amount of effort into introducing matrix management and a matrix organization structure. The final wave of change, the […]
Implementing matrix management – wave three: aligning systems (part 2) The third wave in the series of blogs that we are running this week on the four waves of change in implementing matrix management by Global integration CEO and management author, Kevan Hall. (This article is in two parts – this is the second. If you […]
So where will you find our intrepid travelling training team this week? In Europe, there’s a good chance of catching up with one of the Global Integration team in the UK: CEO Kevan Hall will be in London, UK, at various points of this week and next. Tim Mitchell will be there this week as […]
Today’s Matrix Monday post (#matrixmonday on Twitter) is a review by Kevan Hall of a paper by Kankanhalli, Tan and Wei: Conflict and performance in global virtual teams. In this paper, the authors examine factors that can lead to conflict in global virtual teams. The impact of team diversity is seen as positive in creativity and […]
You may have noticed a new video on our ‘About us’ pages: Transcript for those unable to access YouTube: About Global Integration Hi, I’m Kevan Hall, CEO of Global Integration. We are specialists in three things – matrix management, virtual teams and global working. We provide ideas, training and consulting services to major companies […]
Last week we promised a write up from the ‘mini-mechanic’ who entered the Global Working video competition earlier this year. He was sponsored by Kevan Hall, Global Integration’s CEO, to attend a mechanics course in Canada. Rhys is 12 and lives in England. Where did you go for the course, and why? I went to […]
A little internal training gossip – about decision making – which made us smile. One of our senior training consultants attended a meeting this week where a potential client was trying to decide on a supplier for a particular event, training their managers to adapt to a matrix structure. They had fifteen people involved in […]
Implementing matrix management – wave three: aligning systems The third article in the series of blogs that we are running this week on the four waves of change in implementing matrix management by Global integration CEO and management author, Kevan Hall. (This article is in two parts.) A tendency of managing the change associated with implementing […]
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