Matrix Management Magazine
Are you leading a medium to large-sized organization with multiple business strategies? If so, you are operating in a matrix, and effectively pursuing more than one business strategy simultaneously requires matrix maturity. Matrix-mature organizations use an up-to-date organizational operating system.
Organizations ready to shift from Vertical Management 1.0 (VM 1.0) to the Matrix Management 2.0™ (MM 2.0™) Operating System (OS) don't do it in a single leap. Instead, organizational leaders engage in an ongoing process of reinventing the way they manage and lead.
Even with the most competitive business strategy, if you want to win the game, you need the most effective organizational operating system.
An interview with Les Handford, Senior Consultant, Handford Consulting (Member SM Solutions Professional Network)
I’m sure you'll agree that certain professions have a specific technology for delivering their products and services. IT professionals use software and hardware technology, physicians use science and medicine technology, and engineers use engineering technology. The same is true for organizational development professionals. Our technology is management technology.
What do you do when you're feeling sick and don't know what's wrong? You've got aches and pains, lumps and bumps, low energy, can’t sleep—and you’ve been taking over-the-counter medication for months and still aren’t getting any better. Do you just keep doing what you’ve been doing, or do you get a diagnosis?
There is an essential truism in our world: in order to play a game well, you need to know the rules.
There are seven keys to creating a successful portfolio of projects. These keys highlight what management needs to do to enable project teams across the organization to be effective and efficient.
Many of us carry around in our heads a set of beliefs about projects that when we step back and examine them, it's immediately obvious they just aren't true.
How’s your organization functioning? Every organization, whether formally or informally is a matrix. Matrix management is more than just organizational and reporting structure, and management happens in more than one dimension. Changes must be made at all levels of the organization, not just the vertical level to achieve organizational success.