Constant interruptions at work and how to manage them
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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 […]
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 […]
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