Escaping from unnecessary meetings – expect resistance You would think it would be easy to cut down on the number of meetings you attend. About half of meetings content is irrelevant to some of the participants. It is an enormous business cost and a source of personal frustration. The business and emotional case is clear. […]
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An increasing proportion of meetings and are being delivered through tools such as video conference, web meeting (such as WebEx or Lync) or conference call. The use of these technologies can bring a discipline to the conduct of meetings. If nothing else, they tend to be shorter and we need to work harder to pay […]
We were delighted this week (on Wednesday, trade day) to have been able to attend Farnborough International Airshow -the aerospace industry’s showcase event – where consultant Phil Stockbridge caught up with some of the companies participating in the Sharing in Growth program. The Airbus A380 (photographed) caught our attention – very special. To quote people […]
Many organizations introduce matrix management in order to break the traditional vertical silos of (usually) functions and geography. They seek improved cross-functional communications and cooperation and better sharing of the resources that were formerly locked up in local ‘silos’. But the silos are very powerful. Most people still see their careers as within the functional […]
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