The Foundation of Your Matrix Mastery
IDENTIFY YOUR MATRIX TYPE
There are four Matrix “Types” outlined in Master the Matrix:
The field customer contact person who has to work through a maze of resources to write contracts, negotiate delivery and troubleshoot product issues is in a matrix role. The product manager in Italy who is simultaneously accountable for numbers in her country, region and business unit despite the fact they are in conflict, is in a matrix role. And the HR person who reports to a globalized HR function, with a dotted line to the head of the business they support? Yes, again a matrix role.
Matrix structures are intended to bring together disparate parts of the organization and maximize the power of intersections between global businesses and local resources, between technical expertise and business units and among multiple functions. Matrix roles require a different approach; matrix mastery is becoming a distinguishing competency at every level of the organization. Organizations may or may not call themselves a “matrix organization.” But within almost every organization there are matrix roles.
THE 7 ESSENTIALS
Regardless of the type of matrix role, there are building blocks and essentials that you must rely on to be successful. These essentials are what form the framework for Master the Matrix content and research.
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THE FOUR BUILDING BLOCKS