Implementing matrix management – wave four: Building Skills If you read our previous posts on the first three ‘S’s; strategy, structure and systems. You will realise that organizations have, by the time they arrive at ‘skills’, put a huge amount of effort into introducing matrix management and a matrix organization structure. The final wave of change, the […]
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Implementing matrix management – wave three: aligning systems (part 2) The third wave in the series of blogs that we are running this week on the four waves of change in implementing matrix management by Global integration CEO and management author, Kevan Hall. (This article is in two parts – this is the second. If you […]
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 […]
Implementing matrix management – wave three: aligning systems The third article in the series of blogs that we are running this week on the four waves of change in implementing matrix management by Global integration CEO and management author, Kevan Hall. (This article is in two parts.) A tendency of managing the change associated with implementing […]
Today’s Matrix Monday post (#matrixmonday on Twitter) comes from our ‘twinkle toed trainer’ Janet Davis, reviewing Spreading Best Practice Production/Employment Arrangements in a Global Organization, by P.B. Beaumont and G. Martin, in Strategic Change, Volume 6. Outside work, I am a keen dancer and dance teacher, travelling all over the world to enter dance competitions. And yet I […]
Strategy should lead to structure, then, systems and skills. These are the four ‘S’s of managing any organizational change. A matrix organization implementation will only be successful if each of the 4S’s is taken through to successful conclusion. Each of the four waves is a change management project in its own right. If we fail […]
Yesterday saw the final blog on the effects of a matrix organization structure on different business units. This post aims simply to put everything in one place as a simple ‘click through’ guide. The following was the series of posts: Matrix management in sales and service delivery Matrix management in the supply chain Matrix management in […]
The latest in our series on the matrix in particular business functions Supply chains are becoming an increasingly important part of large organizations. They are a significant source of competitive advantage and represent a large portion of the cost base of most organizations. But is matrix management relevant to people in the supply chain? Supply […]
Matrix management training is becoming more popular as most large organizations now have some form of matrix organization structure. Once you need to coordinate international operations, serve global customers, run international supply chains, operate global business processes or integrated global, function, such as HR – then you need a matrix organization structure. Matrix management brings […]
I am sometimes (not as often as I should be) asked about the return on investment of our matrix management training. There are two types of people who ask this question; ones who are genuinely interested and want to know and sceptics who doubt whether training really ever pays off. In my corporate career I […]
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