Global Integration: ‘Making the Matrix Work’ Previews in Hong Kong *Renowned management author launches book tour in Hong Kong *Available for Hong Kong executive briefings Business Wire HONG KONG -- November 05, 2012 Management author and CEO of Global Integration Kevan Hall has chosen Hong Kong as the Worldwide launch pad for his new book, Making the Matrix Work. The book will officially be released next year, but Hall is visiting Asia in December to preview the book tour – with Hong Kong first stop. Kevan Hall, management author and CEO, Global Integration (Photo: Business Wire) Kevan Hall, management author and CEO, Global Integration (Photo: Business Wire) “Hong Kong is an important hub location for western multinationals but also a gateway for Asian multinationals developing their international presence. It is a place where different businesses, cultures and interests meet,” said Hall, who is the CEO of Global Integration, which offers training, consultancy and ideas in matrix management, global working and virtual teams. “It’s one of the reasons I thought Hong Kong would be the best possible ‘first stop’ for my book tour.” Global customers, global supply chains and integrated internal functions like HR and IT mean that people in Hong Kong are regularly working with colleagues in other locations, cultures and time zones. Many have introduced some form of matrix organization structure to cope with this complex way of working – today people have more than one boss and have to get things done through influence rather than authority and control. Hall’s new book is the first to focus on the leadership and people management skills that make the matrix really work. Author available for group discussion or one to one meetings with Hong Kong executives on two dates Kevan Hall will run a Group Executive Dialogue on Tuesday December 11, 2012, and is offering one to one meetings with business executives on Tuesday December 11, 2012, both at the Regus Conference Center or at executive’s own premises. Hall will be accompanied by his company, Global Integration’s, VP for Asia, T.H.Ong. “We observe the changes happening in the market place. International companies in the region have been reaching maturity and expanding internationally, bringing with them organizational complexities,” said Ong. “It’s the way that people work in those organizations that will determine their success or failure, and that’s where Global Integration’s expertise lies. Making the Matrix Work has emerged from over 18 year of training and consulting experience with over 50,000 participants and 300 organizations around the world. Although people have been talking about matrix management for years, there hasn’t been a book that focusses down on the way people work together as a factor for success – until now. Making the Matrix Work fills that gap.” The sessions are designed for people who are either considering or currently working in a matrix structure, identifying and discussing some of the key challenges and how to address them with both Kevan Hall and TH Ong and with other leaders and executives managing similar issues. The one to one dialogues will be of particular relevance to people in the HR function with responsibility for organization development, learning or executive development. They will also provide a practical forum for senior line business executives who are looking to improve the productivity and efficiency when leading in a complex matrix structure. People who want to attend the discussions can contact email@example.com /ends Notes to editors About Global Integration Global Integration offers ideas, consulting and training in matrix management, virtual teams and global working. It was founded in 1994, and today boasts a team of consultants who offer training around the globe to companies as diverse as PepsiCo, Abbott, Morgan Stanley and Samsung. Global Integration Hong Kong Global Integration opened its first office in Hong Kong last month. Spearheaded by Global Integration’s VP for Asia, T.H.Ong, the office on Harbour View Street will afford the company a permanent presence in the region. Making the Matrix Work: How Matrix Managers Engage People and Cut Through Complexity, published by Nicholas Brealey Publishing is the first book really to concentrate on the mindset, skills and ways of working required for matrix management success. It is due for official launch in early 2013. Photos/MultimediaGallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50463613&lang=en Multimedia Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50463613&lang=en Contact: Media: Global Integration Claire Thompson, +44 (0) 118 932 8912 M: +44 (0)7771 817015 Claire [at] global-integration.com Tw: @globalinteg
Global Integration: ‘Making the Matrix Work’ Previews in Hong Kong
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