Training for Matrix Leaders & Professionals
Leaders in a matrix environment encounter unique challenges. We offer workshops based on the Matrix Management 2.0™ operating system to help leaders and professionals update their skillsets so they can succeed in a matrix.
Webinar: What Does it Mean to Work in a Matrix?
As organizations grow and evolve into a matrix, leaders and team members need to embrace the fact that working in this type of organization requires a different approach and a new set of skills. The first step to success in a matrix is clarity and understanding about what it actually is. This webinar is a great introduction for any organization that needs to build this common understanding.
Webinar: Leading Horizontally vs. Vertically
Matrix organizations have two dimensions: a horizontal and a vertical. To be successful in a matrix, leaders need to shift their approach from vertical leadership to horizontal leadership. This webinar begins the discussion about what that means and what it looks like. Use it as an introduction to matrix leadership development programs that build upon the need to lead without authority.
Leading in a Matrix
Leaders in matrix organizations have to work across the organization without having the authority to assign tasks or accountability to team members. As a result, they need to be able to build commitment and buy-in to the team’s goals or deliverables. This workshop provides an overview of important matrix leadership concepts and skills that leaders need to develop in order to lead without authority, such as leading team members as empowered adults, applying a new system of accountability, and using collaborative tools and techniques.
Leading Teams in a Matrix
Team leaders in matrix organizations are accountable for facilitating the team outcomes. In order to do that, they need to work across the organization and its functions. They also work without former authority over the individuals in their team. In this workshop, we talk about what makes an effective team leader, define the roles in a matrix team, and learn what true collaboration means.
Building High-Performing Teams
Teams are the main unit of structure in a matrix organization. They drive innovation and organizational change, as well as run the day-to-day business operations. Having teams that perform at the highest level enables the organization to produce results effectively and efficiently.
In this workshop, we talk about team development and particularly, the performing stage. We discuss ways to strengthen team performance by using continual team and self-evaluation and managing differences in individual learning styles. Participants learn to focus on team outcomes while managing unavoidable disagreements and differences.
Base Camp for Leaders
Shifting to a new way of leading and working in a matrix is an organizational change that requires commitment from the leadership team. The best way to get buy-in and build the necessary commitment to action is for individual leaders to participate in the diagnostic process. This facilitated workshop allows participants to look at their organization in its present state, discuss its main challenges, and experience the fundamental shift they need to make in order to move on to Matrix Management 2.0 ™ Operating System.