The blogging platform WordPress is ten years old today! I was lucky to see co-founder Matt Mullenweg at the Activate conference last year: This was interesting from our perspective at Global Integration, because the organization he describes is an extreme version of the matrix – a truly networked organization. One year ago, WordPress.com had 341 million […]
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In this video, Kevan Hall, CEO of Global Integration, looks at the rise of the matrix in the healthcare industry: Transcript: Matrix teams in healthcare Hi I’m Kevan Hall, CEO of global integration, we are specialists in matrix management, virtual teams and global working and in the last few years we’ve seen a big rise in […]
Today is Memorial Day in the USA, a federal holiday which falls annually on the last Monday of May, remembering those fallen in battle. It is also a ‘Bank Holiday’ in the UK – a day off work that falls annually. It is otherwise known as Whitsun and has its roots as a religious holiday (the seventh Sunday after […]
A recent Harvard Business Review management tip on writing emails focused on tips such as: get straight to the point, keep it brief and write a short but informative subject line. It’s all good, if pretty basic, advice. When we ask people on our virtual teams training programs to come up with their top tips for the perfect […]
I’ve been reading ” The Untapped Potential of Virtual Teams”, a study by Siemens Enterprise Communications. It’s based on a survey of 320 people from nine countries and has some interesting findings, including: 79% of respondents always or frequently work distributed teams – this reinforces our view that remote and virtual working is “the new […]
Due to regular unauthorized use for commercial purposes, which breached our copyright, and lead to some awkward conversations, we have had to remove our very popular cross cultural videos. They are still available for a fee. Please contact us if you want to use them/find out more. They have been replaced with a single ‘taster’ […]
I was working with one of my favourite clients last week. They are resolutely non-hierarchical. Reporting lines are not really part of their vocabulary. They talk about streams of leadership, and individuals cannot be compelled to take on commitments – they have to choose them for themselves. In today’s globally connected marketplace, they need to […]
Sunset tonight marks the start of Shavuot, a Jewish holiday that marks the giving of the Torah (the ‘teachings’) to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai more than three thousand years ago. Shavuot means weeks and marks the end of the seven weeks since Passover. It’s a time to re-pledge religious loyalty, and is marked by […]
Another short ‘signpost’ blog today, just to flag up some really useful articles and information for you: In the May edition of Director magazine is a superb piece by Kevan Hall, “Do we Expect too much of our leaders?” It raises the issue of the hero leader, and the costs – human and financial – of […]
This post is by way of congratulations to one of our senior consultants, Phil Stockbridge, who ran the Waitrose-sponsored Lichfield Half Marathon – (10k) 21k – last weekend in 2 hours 13 mins. The run was, according to the organisers, “near perfect conditions” – unusually for the UK there wasn’t a spot of rain in sight, […]
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