Global leadership challenges – managing the hierarchy In this video Kevan Hall discusses one specific challenge faced by global leaders: how to manage differences in hierarchical relationships around the world: Cross-cultural researchers have consistently found differences in how different cultures gain, express and manage status, and the difference in power levels between themselves and their […]
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Our consultant Phil Stockbridge will again be swapping the training room for a pair of trainers, this time to undertake the BUPA Great North Run 2013, which takes place in the North of England on September 15, 2013. Over 50 thousand people will be running the picturesque 21km course (half marathon), which Phil describes as […]
The Fourth of July is Independence Day in the USA, a federal holiday that, according to USA.gov, celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of the Independence on July 4, 1776 – splitting the USA from Britain officially. Although it’s a single day, it marks a week of slow down for those who work in the […]
For this week’s Matrix Monday review – our regular Monday review of available literature – Phil Stockbridge looks at Power and Trust in Global Virtual Teams by Nick Panteli and Robert Tucker. In this article the authors report on the findings of a study of 18 global distributed teams, carried out in a Fortune 500 Global […]
Global Integration CEO Kevan Hall will be interviewed by Penny Pullan on the subject of ”Virtual Teamwork – too much team and not enough work?” on 25 June 2013. The interview is part of the Virtual Working Summit that will run from 24-28th June, where other sessions include: Nancy Settle-Murphy: “From Jaded to Jazzed: Tips for […]
As someone who works around the World, I am well used to different concepts of timekeeping. Appointments may start bang on time in Switzerland or up to a day late (as in one memorable experience) in the Middle East. As someone who is always on time myself I was initially frustrated by this but I […]
Inside Personal Growth interviewed Kevan Hall last week about his new book, “Making the Matrix Work”. In Kevan’s new book he endeavors to show how the matrix can help employees and management increase the individual flexibility and responsiveness without confusing the goals or roles of the teams and employees, said Greg Voisen, host of the Inside Personal […]
I’ve been working with several clients recently on creating more integrated global functions such as HR and IT. Many of them seem to cycle between taking a top-down and bottom-up approach to creating global systems, policies and solutions. The top-down approach is usually driven by someone with the positional power to get things done. It […]
I recently reviewed “Implementation and performance of a matrix organization structure” by John A Kuprenas from the International Journal of Project Management. This is a case study on the implementation of a matrix organization in the city of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering. It gives some useful tips on implementing a matrix structure and the […]
Using the link below, you can reach a summary of an article written by Numeros and Abrams in 2002. In its entirety, it makes fascinating reading. Firstly, it traces the origins of the matrix organization structure even further back than we had previously found references to. The authors contend that its origins trace back to […]
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