Now, more than ever, increasing organizational agility, alignment, and efficiency is strategic imperative. While matrixed structures are designed to leverage global resources, managing in the matrix structure requires skills for accessing and exploiting interdependencies across the enterprise. Understanding and dealing with competing demands from different managers, increasing clarity across diverse priorities, aligning who’s to do what, where, with whom, and why, and driving execution with only influence yet little authority are just a few of the common complexities that make managing in a matrixed organization challenging.
Add the fast changing environment and diverse culturally influenced expectations to the mix, and complexity increases exponentially!
Managers in a matrix benefit from a pause to review, recalibrate, and realign skills with purpose.