Matrix Management

Performance Management in a Matrix

One of the challenges in matrix organization structures is how to get good performance management information when an individual has several ‘matrix managers’, often for short periods of time, and no one individual has the total picture of their performance.

I came across a fascinating idea on using tag clouds in performance management at the ‘Investigating Enterprise 2.0’ blog. Use tag clouds (those lists of keywords you see at the side of a webpage where the bigger words indicate those most used on the page or site) to show what individuals are actually emailing, texting or writing about at work.

Tag cloud

Imagine if software could index all of your written output and report what you are actually doing, rather than what you are supposed to be doing or what you think you are doing.

Clearly there are opportunities for abuse and manipulation but it is one example of what the more collaborative Web 2.0 technologies are starting to be able to do.

It’s something we as managers and individuals need to be thinking about – where do we want to use these technologies and what kind or workplaces can we or should we be creating for the future.

What are your views?

Performance Management in a Matrix

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