Matrix Management

Matrix management requires decentralized decisions

I have been working with a couple of clients recently on ways to systematically decentralize decision making in order to increase the agility of their matrix organization structures.

There are many pressures in matrix management that tend to lead to an increase in central control. But if this happens it tends to make the matrix inflexible and companies experience high levels of escalation.

In order to balance this trend, progressive companies are learning that they need to equip their people with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to make decisions further down into the matrix.

But empowering people to make local decisions can make more senior managers feel uncomfortable, particularly if they do not know or trust the people further down the organization who they are expected to empower.

A matrix organization requires decentralized decision making, and decentralized decision making requires trust.

We have developed a systematic process with 3 phases

  1. building capability
  2. building confidence
  3. establishing the right level of support

By doing this in a  managed way we can make managers confident to empower people who are competent to be empowered.

Find out more about our matrix management training.

Does your organization support decentralized decision making, if so – how?

Matrix management requires decentralized decisions

Explore our training programs to see how we can help.

Virtual Teams Training Matrix Management Training Agile & Digital Training

Educate yourself further with a few more or our online insights:

25 years of experience learning with a range of world class clients

We work with a wide range of clients from global multinationals to recent start-ups. Our audiences span all levels, from CEOs to operational teams around the world.  Our tools and programs have been developed for diverse and demanding audiences.

View more of our clients
Two woman talking with a cup of coffee

Tailored training or off the shelf modules for your people development needs

We are deep content experts in remote & virtual teams, matrix management and agile & digital leadership. We are highly flexible in how we deliver our content and ideas. We can tailor content closely to your specific needs or deliver off the shelf bite sized modules based on our existing IP and 25 years of training experience.

For more about how we deliver our keynotes, workshops, live web seminars and online learning.

Discover our training solutions