Cartoon on the lack of/too much communication
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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 […]
My book Speed Lead is based on our experiences working with over 300 major multinationals and training over 50,000 people in the skills of working in complex companies If you are working in a matrixed, virtual, remote, cross-cultural, fast moving or just plain complex company you will find ways to Simplify and speed up cooperation […]
One of the main problems that our clients experience in making their matrix structures work is the difficulty in aligning conflicting priotiries and objectives from the different “legs” of the matrix. If objectives are not aligned people can feel pulled in different directions like the character in our first cartoon. But a matrix deliberately sacrifices […]
Hi and welcome to ‘Life in a Matrix‘ – thanks for stopping by! I set this blog up to work alongside the corporate Global Integration site and the Speed Lead site for my book so that I could get more of a two-way discussion going with people interested in how to get things done in […]
1. Canadian Management Center (CMC) podcast: Speed Management Offering a link to download the podcast (requires registration), this piece from the Canadian Management Center gives a background to the podcast – an interview by Brad Sage of Kevan Hall, author of Speed Lead, focussing on the 4C’s. http://global-integration.com/articles/speed-management-cmc/ 2. American Management Association (AMA) podcast: Speed […]
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