A recent Gallup survey on clarity of expectations and goals in over 550 organizations found that only half of employees strongly agree that they understand what is expected of them at work. The managers of these people were equally unclear about expectations. From our work in many of the world’s most complex organizations we are […]
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A recent McKinsey article “Revisiting the matrix organization” quoted a 2015 Gallup survey that found that 84% of respondents were at least slightly matrixed. Despite the host of articles you will see on the web declaring the matrix dead or irrelevant our experience is that the matrix is the way of working of choice for […]
Every day I see studies, blogs and reports on digital transformation. It’s exciting stuff and no doubt has the opportunity to be transformational. However, it’s not the first transformation businesses of been through and I think we can learn from previous ones. There are particular parallels between digital and global transformations. A phrase I’ve used […]
Many organizations are trying to be more joined up and integrated “horizontally” across the traditional vertical silos of function and geography. Some of them try to do this through virtual teamwork and collaboration; others introduce some kind of formal matrix or multidimensional organization structure. The strategy and structure are clear that there is often a […]
A recent Harvard business review article confirms our own findings about too much collaboration in large organizations. It claims that over the last 20 years the time spent by people in collaborative activities has increased by 50% or more – meetings, calls, emails etc can take up round 80% of the week for many employees […]
Kevan Hall, CEO of Global Integration shares his thoughts on Generation Beta. I saw an article recently on Generation Beta – under 21’s and their preferred working styles and characteristics. This is of course the latest generation to be labelled and will in its course create a series of books and consulting interventions designed to […]
I was talking to a client recently who was looking for a behavioural assessment to identify people and behaviours that would be successful in managing their global matrix organisation. Our approach is to offer assessments around the situation to identify the context and the challenges that people face. However, we are sceptical about anyone’s ability […]
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