When you’re working with the training provider there is always a trade-off between using off-the-shelf materials (which are often cheaper) and more tailored solutions which take more time to diagnose and develop. Off-the-shelf solutions are fine provided you have a standard need. Most people can follow a common format to learn basic presentation skills for […]
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Greece bailout – learning for the balance of trust and control at work During the negotiations about the latest Greek bailout, trust was the keyword in granting $80Bn of support. We always knew trust was valuable, now we know just how much it is worth. Unfortunately the EU tied to mitigate distrust with control, sending […]
European rules and French cheese Kevan Hall, CEO of Global Integration was recently having lunch with a French client who was struggling with an increasing number of HQ controls and rules. As we enjoyed some excellent cheese I was reminded of when I lived in Strasbourg. Our works restaurant manager had been complaining about […]
Is functional excellence conflicting with matrix success? We often see in our clients that the move to a matrix structure (driven usually by a desire to improve cooperation across functional and geographic silos) happens at the same time as a drive for “functional excellence” the introduction of global standards, governance and systems with in the […]
20 people cannot be a team. I was watching the news in the UK about the new Conservative Government’s Cabinet “team”. This consists of more than 20 people regularly gathering around an old fashioned boardroom table, with the important people of course, close to the middle. Anyone who has attended a meeting or conference call […]
Kevan Hall, CEO of Global Integration, shares his experiences. I got very rude comment on one of my YouTube videos calling me a NWO @&£@&@£. When I clicked through on the commenter’s profile, it was a very well armed American lady. I had to look up NWO (New World Order) as I hadn’t realised that […]
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