Matrix Management Overview
Matrix Management 2.0 the 21st century management system that gives organizations the ability to create the alignment needed to deliver organizational results. New Matrix Management is a management system founded on the theory that every organization is a system and to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible, this system must be structured and operate to do one thing - optimize its most important part.
Bringing Matrix Management 2.0 to the Organization
Many organizations have made the foray into the usage of Matrix Management in an attempt to improve buy-in and commitment across functions, but Martin Training knows that those attempts have been driven from an old paradigm of Management. The paradigm of authority.
A Quick History Lesson
The matrix management that came about in the 1970’s and 1980’s was based on the beliefs that leaders needed authority to get things done and optimization of the parts of an organization translated to organizational optimization. These beliefs resulted in dotted-lines being e organizational chart, stretch goals being pushed down into departments and departments doing everything and anything within their control to meet their individual goals. However, 30 years later, Organizational leaders are still looking for a solution to the burning issue: "How do we get our cross-functional teams working together better to achieve strategy?"
The Matrix Management 2.0 Solution
The challenges that existed in the 70's and 80's haven’t disappeared. If anything, the challenges leaders face today are exponentially greater than those experienced in the past given the global climate and constant push to deliver faster, cheaper and better.
Matrix Management 2.0 is the solution needed by most organizations, but the usage of the system is not cookie-cutter. Depending on organizational size, landscape, products, services and resources, implementation and usage of this system must be executed in a way that won't derail the organizational model but ensures success and sustainment in a highly competitive business world.
To learn more about the Matrix Management 2.0 method or how you can get started, click on the links above. If you are interested in our philosophy and learning about specific topics, you can read our articles or purchase one of our popular Quick Guide topics on Matrix Management: The Matrix Management 2.0 or Accountability for Leaders in a Matrix.
Does your organizational struggle with any of the following?
- Confusion over who's accountable for what.
- Leaders and teams that struggle to execute work without authority.
- Organizational systems (Strategic Planning, Goal Setting, Performance Management) that emphasize individual department goals versus common organizational goals.
- The constant cry of “we don't have enough resources to get the job done!”
If so, consider New Matrix Management as your management solution.
The New Matrix Management is the management of an organization in more than one dimension