Each month, we try to round up the dates that are going to affect people working globally and cross culturally in the coming month. We’ll be blogging about these further in the New Year, but if you’re working on an kind of international project, you might be glad of a little notice that January 27 […]
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Our consultants and office staff are mainly taking some time with their families and friends between now and the New Year. We will, of course, have telephone and check our emails. May we wish everyone the happiest time of year, no matter what they are doing, and wish you health, wealth and happiness for 2014, […]
Many of our customers will know Caroline Blair, the efficient human dynamo behind our accounts, and often the person responsible for getting our learner logs printed and dispatched to training courses on time. Her ‘five minutes of fame’ has come, and you can see her in this charity video of FairyTale in New York which […]
We’ve had a number of calls from new and existing clients in the last few months with a similar theme. Many organizations tried to become more integrated following the financial crash and introduced a matrix organization or matrix management to try to share resources more effectively across the traditional vertical silos of function and geography. […]
Many people who work from home, are in virtual teams or are part of the mobile workforce worry that their work is not visible to the rest of the organization. There is a real risk that “out of sight” becomes “out of mind”. A lack of visibility can have consequences for our careers but also […]
One of our sayings on our virtual team leader training is “leaders get the followers they deserve.” Newly promoted leaders have a six-month period of grace where they can generally blame their predecessor for most failings in the team, results, budget overspends etc. But, after this they have to take primary responsibility, and that includes […]
The Multitasking Myth – or “How to speed up my Meetings by 30%” The question about whether multitasking is a good thing has been around for a while. This week I came across a piece of research that seems to provide the answer once and for all: multitasking is a myth. The research was done […]
Building on the success of the one day workshops held in 2013, the one day matrix workshop is back! Hall and Campbell, experts in the matrix organization and its management, are again delivering their one day course at Ashridge Business School, on 30 January 2014 and 17 June 2014. Most organizations have some form of matrix management […]
I know, I know. it’s Tuesday, not Monday. But getting the best of the articles on two books together for you was taking a time, but it’s been worth it. Are rather than wait for next week, you can have it now. The two books are: Making the Matrix work: How Matrix Managers Engage People […]
I owe my colleagues an apology. Earlier this week I tweeted at a colleague from our corporate account, @GlobalInteg, , saying something along the lines of “It’s a bit of a come down after Paris, but don’t forget the photos from [insert name of UK industrial town].” I thought about it carefully before posting. I […]
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