The business logic is compelling, but introducing matrix management significantly increases complexity in the way people work together. We can’t eliminate complexity from this way of working but we work with our clients to minimize and manage common disadvantages, such as:
The disadvantages of matrix management are fundamentally about the way people work together.
Delivering the advantages and managing the disadvantages of matrix management cannot be achieved through a structural change, only by building the skills, confidence and mindset necessary to cut through this complexity. This is our area of expertise.
Find out more about how we can help you overcome these matrix management challenges in leading transformation, building people capabilities or embedding new ways of working.
Matrix management, virtual or global –or all 3?
Your team or organization may have only one, or possibly all three of these challenges.
Our clients often use the terms interchangeably, although they are increasingly using the phrase “matrix management” to describe all of the issues mentioned above – even if they don’t have a formal matrix structure. We describe this as working in “the increasingly connected organization.”
Our programs can be quickly tailored to your specific blend of challenges.