A brief, but big, thank you to Grapevine for including Making the Matrix Work, Kevan Hall’s latest book, in their ‘Just Out’ section in their latest edition. It’s just a short summary: Kevan Hall’s new book will help you develop you ‘matrix mindset’ and will show you how to establish and engage networks that do […]
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I had a lot of fun in Munich this week with a multicultural group. As well as a lot of learning on leading global virtual teams there was also a lot of laughter. There are always amusing stories to share about working internationally, and one of the enjoyable parts of our job is experiencing humour […]
Hot on the heels of other notable festivals, including the Jewish Passover and Nowruz comes Easter, the Christian celebration marking the resurrection of Jesus, and the end of Lent. Senior consultant Janet Davis gave me a gentle nudge this week to remind readers that there’s more than one Easter, even in the Christian world. In the West, days off […]
Question: Where? What kind of title is that for a blog post? Answer: It’s a start point for several other questions…. 1. Where….can I find Global Integration consultants this week? Each week we publish details of where some of our key consultants will be over the next few weeks: this week’s has now been updated […]
Passover, or Pesach, is a Jewish festival which comes with numerous ‘rules and regulations’ for those of the Jewish faith. In this post, we hope to help you understand some of these customs a little better and how you can help any practising colleagues you work with. Today’s guest post is by Anna Moss, the Communications […]
Imagine turning up for work to find that your tools had been taken away. Imagine what would happen if you turned up at work and the key tools you need to do your job had been taken away without warning. No computer, no desk, no tools. It happens to us regularly. We design our training to […]
These images of a course in Skills for a Matrix Environment were supplied by one of our clients .We offer training at all levels within organizations, bringing new ideas, practical skills and proven tools for managing yourself and others in matrixed organizations. A customer’s photographer took pictures of this course designed and delivered by consultant John Bland […]
Followers of this blog will know that we’ve regularly talked about New Year, and how it’s something of a moveable feast Worldwide. Nowruz (pronounced no-rooz) is the celebration of the Persian new year and is being celebrated today and tomorrow in many parts of the world. The first word ‘now’ is the Persian ‘new’ and […]
Yesterday Tony Poots and I attended an event in Amsterdam run by Strategic Insights. Their business model is to match up suppliers with companies that are interested in their services. It was the first time at this kind of event for us so it was an experiment. They expected to arrange 12 meetings on the […]
In complex organizations there is increased opportunity for conflict. We experience competing goals, multiple bosses, more diverse groups of colleagues and lack of face-to-face time. Any of these – and a host of other factors – can increase the possibility of misunderstandings and conflict. But is this a problem? One of the oldest team building […]
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