I saw a post on another website last week (I won’t reference it to save embarrassment) “I work in a matrix and I don’t think my boss really knows my job and what I spend my time doing, why does my boss not pay more attention ?” We have been using a questionnaire on our […]
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As there are relatively few resources on matrix management issues available I am going to create links to some of the useful ones. Here is a blog article which defines the matrix and some of the issues Kevin Tucker has found in working with this structure. Kevin quite rightly emphasises the critical role of people […]
simpler and faster ways to organize teams
Six top tips focused to deal with the three major interrupters – email, people and phone calls
Constant interruptions at work and how to manage them
Last week was a whistle-stop tour of parts of the USA to visit clients and talk about some of their matrix organization issues. London-Detroit-Boston-New York-London. Alignment came up, as always in a matrix structure. We discussed that alignment is a good thing where we can bring clarity but that the purpose of a matrix organization […]
Cartoon on the lack of/too much communication
Why senior managers underestimate the impact of a matrix
In our experience there are some predictable problems in working in a matrix organization structure – some of these are unfairly blamed on the matrix structure (it makes an easy scapegoat) and some are a function of working in such a complex environment. What are the most difficult 3 issues for you personally in your matrix […]
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