Make Your Matrix Really Work
Source: Global Integration
Do you want to make your Matrix organization really work? Many organizations have introduced Matrix organization structures to reflect the reality that local, global, product, customer and job function priorities are all important. The matrix reflects this with multiple reporting lines to geography, function and business group so individuals may have 3 or 4 bosses all competing for their time and attention. But a matrix does not solve this problem of competing priorities - it just recognizes it and reflects it in the structure.