Our consultant TH Ong, Vice President Americas and Asia, has been with us for ten years. We used our recent team meeting, one of the few occasions in the year when we are all together, to celebrate this. (We all work remotely.) We have stringent requirements for people to work as a training consultant, and […]
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An essential skill required for effective leadership in a matrix is the ability to Empower others, because the ability to tell or command is massively reduced. This is an idea that most people subscribe to in principle but are often confused by what it means in reality or more importantly, implies – particularly as it […]
Social Media Week: Sharing Economy Throw-down: Engaging People #SMWldn Today’s Sharing Economy Throw-down as part of Social Media Week London looked promising, with a panel that consisted of Gareth Davies , Waggener Edstrom; David Keene, Google; Doug Shaw, What Goes Around; and Luis Suarez, IBM and was moderated by Andy Bargery (Klaxon Marketing/London Bloggers Meet Up) […]
Continuing our series of ‘Matrix Monday’ posts, which take a look at the literature relating to matrix environments, today Global integration consultant John Bland looks at a paper which offers some insight into global virtual teams and their potential sources of conflict. All teams experience conflict, but a global virtual team has extra factors that […]
On October 10-11, HR.com is running a series of talks on Developing Organizational Leadership Capabilities. In the first of the series, Global integration’s CEO, Kevan Hall, will be laying down some key principles in his “Developing the Matrix Mindset for Success” webinar. He will identify some of the key work related challenges presented by a matrix organization, […]
Kevan Hall reviews “Building the Velcro organization: creating value through integration and maintaining organization wide efficiency” by Joseph L. Bower. The article is based around the metaphor of a flexible business being like Velcro, cohesive when in place, but capable of being easily rearranged when circumstances and strategy calls for it. However, it also proposes […]
Can you tell us a little bit about how you came to be so interested in the issues of leading teams in a complex and increasingly virtual world? Penny Pullan, Virtual Working Summit This was the question put to Kevan Hall as part of the Virtual Working Summit which she organized earlier this year (You […]
Earlier this year Kevan Hall participated in the Virtual Working Summit, organized by Penny Pullan. Today we continue with our series of extracts. ‘Virtual’working is essentially now the norm for management and professional people. Most people these days spend at least some time working with colleagues in different locations. A lot of people seem to think that […]
Kevan Hall participated in the Virtual Working Summit 2013, hosted by Penny Pullan, talking about virtual teams. You can see some of the conversation blogged here as we report on extracts from the interview: Too much Virtual Teamwork (Sept 11, 2013) On the nature of virtual teams (Sept 12, 2013) Why the interest in virtual […]
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