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 […]
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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 […]
We meet a lot of CEOs who are frustrated by the pace of change in implementing a matrix or globally integrated organization, this has serious implications for the success of their businesses. The business reasons for becoming more integrated are compelling; global customers, cross functional projects and the synergies that come from sharing learning and […]
We have recently launched a range of bite sized, mobile and social elearning for matrix management, virtual teams and global working. We focused on social as one of our three key propositions. Here the 6 key benefits that we see social bringing to our offer: 1. It brings an emotional content and energy to learning […]
One of the key factors in the success of the implementation of a more globally integrated organization is a clear understanding of the major structural changes involved. Structure change is not enough of itself to embed this significant change in ways of working, however an unclear structure is definitely something that gets in the way. […]
The Economic Times of India reports that the IT company Infosys is considering moving to a matrix organization in order to make itself more attractive to millennials. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/infosys-may-opt-for-matrix-organization-structure-to-woo-millenials/articleshow/49574587.cms R Seshasayee, Chairman of Infosys believes that a matrix way of working appeals more to these young digitally savvy employees than the traditional linear structure. “Millennials share […]
I’ve had conversations with a couple of clients recently who claim not to have matrix organization because not everyone is matrixed. In my experience the “full matrix” is a myth, I have never come across any organization where everyone in the business is in a matrix. In fact this would be a dangerous and unnecessary […]
We have worked with a large number of pharmaceutical industry clients in the last 10 years to help them implement matrix teams at the level of the product of therapeutic area, or at regional or global level. Quite often, when they make this move, companies new to the matrix also bring in people from other […]
Bite sized | Mobile | Social Elearning for virtual, matrix and global working Global Integration are specialists in the globally integrated organization, supporting business transformation, developing people capabilities and embedding change. We are delighted to announce the launch of our new elearning capability, providing unique content on matrix management, virtual teams and global leadership. It […]
The term “matrix management” and the idea of a matrix organization, generally gets a bad press. If you search online you will see lots of examples and articles about the disadvantages of the matrix. The sentiment on Twitter is similar, pretty negative. So why is it that the vast majority of the world’s most successful […]
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