Luis Gonçalves

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Cross functional team is not enough


Cross functional team In my previous blog post, I explained how cross-functional teams are not enough to create high performing organisations. Cross-functional teams are mandatory, but not a guarantee of, success. I explained that several organizations have cross-functional teams built around a matrix organization. The blog post explains quite well how this matrix setup can […]

Organisation structure: Matrix Organisation harms your company


Organisation structure Organisation structure is extremely important for the success of any company. In this blog post I will explore how an organisation structure built in the style of a matrix organisation can harm your company. Before I continue, I want to clarify that there are some companies that are able to apply this organisation […]

Without an outcome in mind, any road will do!

Alice in Wonderland - Any Road Will Do

Having an outcome defined, whether it’s for an event, phone call or meeting is very important. To quote Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland: “Alice came to a fork in the road. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ responded the Cheshire Cat. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said […]

Rewards may destroy improvement efforts in our companies

Get Rid of Performance Appraisals

In the book, Punished Rewards, Alfie Kohn states, “Rewards do not require any attention to the reasons that the trouble developed in the first place.” He explains how rewards ignore the root cause of the problems. In general, we believe rewards will get others to do what we want. As parents, if our child is […]


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