Kevan Hall, CEO of Global Integration shares his experiences having recently attended a business trip to Silicon Valley. On my recent visit to Silicon Valley I was struck by the paradox of new technology companies who were operating globally, born comfortable with technology, yet trying to bring everyone together on a common campus or being […]
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The term “matrix” seems to be growing. Strictly speaking a matrix is where we have more than one reporting line, whether solid or dotted. However, our clients are increasingly using the word matrix to describe the phenomenon of horizontal working – across business units, functions and geography. A recent discussion about this made me reflect […]
From time to time during discussions in our training on cultural differences, one individual asks, “doesn’t focusing on cultural differences perpetuate stereotypes or encourage us to make lazy generalisations?. Everyone is different so shouldn’t we just treat everyone as a unique individual?”. It sounds very egalitarian and sensible and some people, often out of respect […]
Reducing involvement to cope with complexity Having recently visited Silicon Valley, Kevan Hall, CEO of Global Integration shares his experiences. On my visit to the San Fransisco area it was interesting to observe the latest wave of great tech companies experiencing some of the familiar challenges as they grow and become more complex. In a […]
Having recently visited Silicon Valley, Kevan Hall, CEO of Global Integration shares his experiences. Building real estate does not make you global I was struck by the race for expensive real estate in the Bay area as fast growing organizations try to create space for their burgeoning workforces and then to bring them together in […]
The recent furore over continued FIFA corruption – which has been an open secret for over 30 years to my personal knowledge, made me reflect on corporate ethics. It is a question that comes up regularly in our programs on global working and leadership. I once worked in the Czech Republic in the early days […]
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