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Many organizations have been global for a long time. They had operations and people spread around the world. However, in an era before easy communications technology and business systems that could coordinate complex global supply chains and other operations, they tended not to be very integrated. National and regional organizations had a lot of autonomy, […]
We have been having fun with an application called Wordle which makes tag clouds out of the text you enter into the application. It’s a great way of visualizing comments, documents, and more. Here is the result if you feed in the text from my latest book, “Making the Matrix Work – how matrix managers […]
Overcoming the problems and pitfalls Many of our clients use the term “CoE’s” meaning either “Centres of Excellence” or “Centres of Expertise”. This is a way of organising where people with similar expertise, clustered in an organization, cut across traditional (usually national or regional) boundaries. Where it is being done For example, Human resources are […]
Kevan Hall takes a final look at this McKinsey Quarterly article, “The past and future of global organizations” by Wouter Aghina, Aaron De Smet, and Suzanne Heywood. In it, the article proposes the existence of a “globalization penalty”. ..high-performing global companies consistently score lower than more locally focused ones on several critical dimensions of organizational […]
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