About 100,000 GBP, when the word is banned from the boardroom. Organizations we work with are often undergoing transformations, and we recently found ourselves in another period of transition with one of our customers. Typically, organizational change equates to de-prioritising training, even though the skills you acquire might make you better able to cope with […]
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Often, when I talk to managers in the middle of an organization, they are waiting for senior leaders to give them clarity on their goals or role, or to align their objectives perfectly to make middle managers’ lives more simple. In reality if you have more than one boss or multiple stakeholders it is unlikely […]
Kevan Hall, CEO of Global Integration shares his recent experience in China. I spent an enjoyable week recently in Shanghai running a workshop on matrix management. Sponsored by the HR excellence centre (HREC) the workshop brought together senior Chinese HR people who either headed the function for overseas multinationals or for Chinese-based multinationals. The issues […]
The recent McKinsey study, “The science of organizational transformations” confirms our approach that, “companies that design initiatives to support desired shifts in mind-sets and behaviours see the most successful transformations.” The survey finds four key actions necessary to support this approach 1 Role modelling 2 Fostering understanding and conviction 3 Reinforcing changes through formal mechanisms […]
A current and very real trend is towards using technology to solve problems. Cars have sensors so that the car driver no longer turns the lights on and off – the car decides based on the car’s idea of when it is too dark. My car also decides when to wipe the rain off the […]
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