Matrix management is a art form and skill-set in and of itself. Key to making matrix management work is:
- Clarifying roles, responsibilities and reporting structures - who will be providing direction on what?
- Identifying overlap and gaps
- Clarifying goals and priorities (especially if there are different perspectives on this)
A terrific resource for those new to matrix management is the Life in the Matrix blog , which provides ample ideas and tips for those stepping into matrix management. The blog comes to you from Kevan Hall of Global Integration.
The topic of Matrix Management will be a future focus area here at the Teams365 blog and is a focus in the Virtual Team Leadership Foundations Module program we offer.
Questions to consider:
If you are a matrix manager what's working well?
What needs clarification?
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