Matrix management training tailored to the needs of your specific organization and delivered face to face or virtually
In matrix management training, we recognize that higher levels of ambiguity, competing goals, accountability without control and influence without authority become the norm. Decisions and collaboration become more complex.
We are the global thought leaders in matrix management training and can put together a program specific to the challenges of your matrix, not just a “one size fits all” solution.
Common challenges include;
- Understanding the context – being clear why we have a matrix and the advantages and disadvantages it brings
- Creating clarity and managing ambiguity, managing alignment, competing goals, trade-offs and dilemmas
- Simplifying collaboration and communication – enabling faster decision making and fewer face-to-face and virtual meetings
- Finding the right balance of control and empowerment
- Taking accountability for results when you don’t have control over the resources needed to deliver them
- Exercising influence without authority
- Managing multiple bosses
- Staying agile and responsive despite the complexity in a matrix
According to a Gallup study for McKinsey, 17% of employees today have more than one boss (a formal matrix structure) and a further 67% work on multiple teams regularly (matrix working).
95% of the top 50 Fortune and FTSE companies operate a matrix, it is the norm in organizations that operate internationally or with multiple business units.
If you have more than one boss or work on multiple or cross functional teams, success requires new ways of working.
We, quite literally, wrote the book on matrix management – Making the Matrix Work, and have run matrix management training with many of the world’s leading organizations.
In a post-COVID world we will have even fewer opportunities to get face-to-face to lead and collaborate so we need to manage the matrix virtually.
Matrix management training tailored to your specific needs
We develop and deliver fully bespoke face-to-face and virtual matrix management learning programs tailored to your specific leaders and team members who need to improve the way they work in a matrix environment. Our extensive modular content in this area means we can tailor something quickly and inexpensively.
We have also packaged our most requested topic areas into ready to run 90-minute bite sized modules available face-to-face, via webinar or online learning.
Click on the modules of our matrix management training learning path to see more on the content of each.
Some of our other modules, such as “Continuous empowerment” or “Multiple teams” may also relevant to your matrix managers depending on your situation. Choose just the modules you need.
The steps to more complex collaboration. Explore our learning paths and individual modules.
Click on any of the modules on the interactive graphic below to see a more detailed description of the content and download a copy of our bite sized learning brochure.
We have highlighted in pink the modules we think are most relevant to this topic but you may see other modules that are relevant to your specific situation. You can take the whole highlighted learning path or choose just the specific modules you need right now to build a unique learning path tailored to your needs.
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This video gives an overview of some of the themes in our typical Matrix Management Training program.
As matrix management is a challenging role, a wide range of our learning modules and topics are likely to be relevant. If you don’t have some of the foundational virtual team skills in place you may also need to add some of these to your learning path.
Because our content is modular we can quickly tailor a program to your specific blend of needs, priorities and delivery preferences.
Recommended next steps – join our free webinar New developments in matrix management
You can access a free Introduction to the Matrix online program and other paid programs on influence without authority and creating clarity at our ecommerce site here.
You can see more about our ideas on matrix management in our book Making the Matrix Work or in our free webinars, white papers and other insights.
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