Very senior leaders who are leading the transformation often underestimate the magnitude of the change as their jobs may change little in this more matrixed way of working. They also need to change the way they lead to role model new behaviours.
Middle managers are the people most impacted by the introduction of a formal matrix or global structure. However nearly all managers and professional staff and many support people are now working regularly in matrixed or virtual teams.
It may also require changes to your corporate culture. For example, a hierarchical organization can make it difficult for individuals to manage multiple bosses or teams and may prevent operation of the matrix. An overreliance on face-to-face presence in management practices can lead to high levels of travel and the under-use of communication technologies and remote management techniques.
We support executives at this stage of the change journey through:
- Coaching and support for executives and senior leaders needing to role model new behaviours an ways of working and change their follower’s behaviours
- Consulting on talent management policies to ensure we are recruiting and developing people with the right mindset and skills
- Workshops, keynotes and coaching for leaders on their role and skills in leading a complex organization
See more about our work in building the capability necessary to lead and succeed in a complex matrix, global and virtual organization or in embedding new ways of working.