You can find a detailed presentation on the evolution of ABB’s matrix organization structure here.

The presentation shows how ABB’s matrix structure evolved over time and how ABB has reorganized several times in search of the best configuration.

This is a good example of the emphasis placed on structure as a solution to matrix issues. Structure has a part to play but it is skills that make a matrix work or fail – and skills tend to get much less attention.

About the author:

Kevan Hall Kevan Hall is a CEO, author, speaker and trainer in matrix management, virtual teams and global working. He is the author of "Speed Lead - faster, simpler ways to manage people, projects and teams in complex companies, "Making the Matrix work - how matrix managers engage people and cut through complexity", and the "Life in a Matrix" podcasts, videos, cartoons and blog. He is CEO and founder of Global Integration. Company profile: .

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