November is almost upon us, and with it comes an amazing array of festivals that are going to affect people in the workplace, either because they themselves are away and celebrating, or because they work with people who won’t be there. I thought I would try out writing a single, researched, blog post before the […]
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Monday is usually ‘Matrix Monday’ on the ‘Life in a Matrix’ blog. We take a look at, or simply flag up, some of the articles and papers that look at the issues thrown up by matrix working, including research and occasionally some hidden gems. As we’re currently revamping the articles area of our website, offering […]
After we posted a report on “The Death of The Matrix”, debunking the myth that the matrix is dead, we shared it on the LinkedIn Matrix Management Group, where an excellent point was made: Any concept, theory which is not clearly understood or applied to bring fruitful results will automatically fane away [sic]. Though organizational […]
Some people will be aware of the Time Zone Meeting Planner app that we commissioned some years ago as a way of helping people who are working internationally, which was available via itunes. We commissioned the app to help with the organization of international meetings and conference calls. Unfortunately the app has fallen well short […]
When you’re new to the matrix as a concept, the chances are that you’ll research on-line. And there you’ll find “The matrix is dead”‘ and descriptions of the matrix as an old fashioned form of management. Our research this month has absolutely blown that myth out of the water. Data was examined from the Fortune […]
Traditionally, trust has been thought to be the result of a personal knowledge of an individual’s past behaviour and therefore that our (mutual) trust builds over time as we work together. This view of trust means that I’ll trust you only when you have shown yourself to be trust-worthy through your actions. It also views […]
Being called Claire Thompson is like being called John Smith, Juan Garcia, Li Xiu Ying or Vijay Singh. There are a lot of us around. But with a name like Kevan Hall, there are aren’t too many around – it appears that our CEO has been blessed with quality, not quantity – the other Kevan Hall […]
The latest review of our ongoing teamwork survey’s data shows the effect that the last decade, with its backdrop of global recession and increased use of ‘social’ technologies, has had on teams. Most organizations have changed significantly in that time and have needed to realign their business objectives. Companies are having to do more with […]
Diwali, or Deepawali, the Festival of Light, marks an official holiday in many countries around the World, and a celebration amongst Hindu communities in others. It’s a five day festival, and an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mauritius, Singapore , Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago. This year it starts on November 3, 2013. Firstly, for regular […]
Eid is getting close, and if you work with people who are Muslim or live in an Islamic culture, for them this is an important festival – it won’t be ‘business as usual’. The important religious ‘festival of the sacrifice’ – known as Eid al-Adha, the Greater Eid, Kurban Bayram), Eid-e-Qurban or Bakr Eid and […]
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