Kevan Hall takes another look at this McKinsey Quarterly article, “The past and future of global organizations” by Wouter Aghina, Aaron De Smet, and Suzanne Heywood. The article reminded him of the days when many (particularly US) organizations had a separate executive managing “international”; these companies were moving from being exporters to having more significant international operations but these […]
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We had some press coverage in the UK recently about the negative effects on children of unwarranted praise. It found that children who were given praise for average, below standard work, actually developed lower work standards. In the TV interviews that accompanied the story it was clear that these children also tended to know that the […]
From the 50s to the future In this McKinsey Quarterly article, “The past and future of global organizations” Wouter Aghina, Aaron De Smet, and Suzanne Heywood provide a nice review on developments in global organization thinking since the 1950s. Here are some comments on the article and our thoughts around the themes it raises. McKinsey […]
The subject of involvement often comes up in our matrix management virtual teams training. People like to feel involved, managers are expected to keep people involved, decisions require involvement – but what does involvement really mean? When you break it down there are many different types of involvement. Stakeholder involvement – usually covers everyone who […]
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