Decision making, spaghetti style
A little internal training gossip – about decision making – which made us smile.
One of our senior training consultants attended a meeting this week where a potential client was trying to decide on a supplier for a particular event, training their managers to adapt to a matrix structure. They had fifteen people involved in the decision, each attending the meeting using various different technologies such as audio conference, webinar and video conference from all around the world.
They wanted an example of the kind of material we would cover in the training for working in a matrix.
Our consultant covered some concepts we use to simlifty collaboration and show why people in a matrix tend to end up with far too many people involved in each decision, which makes things slow.
The senior manager on the call noted that he didn’t think it was particularly relevant for his business before apologising that it might take several weeks to get back to us because so many people were involved in the decision.
Irony, anyone? (Note: we don’t normally talk about what’s discussed in client meetings, but had permission to share this particular story. With due protection for the innocent, what are your funny training stories?
Educate yourself further with a few more or our online insights:
25 years of experience learning with a range of world class clients
We work with a wide range of clients from global multinationals to recent start-ups. Our audiences span all levels, from CEOs to operational teams around the world. Our tools and programs have been developed for diverse and demanding audiences.
Tailored training or off the shelf modules for your people development needs
We are deep content experts in remote & virtual teams, matrix management and agile & digital leadership. We are highly flexible in how we deliver our content and ideas. We can tailor content closely to your specific needs or deliver off the shelf bite sized modules based on our existing IP and 25 years of training experience.
For more about how we deliver our keynotes, workshops, live web seminars and online learning.