Sep 232020

An organizational structure in which functional departments and project teams exist simultaneously so that the resulting lines of authority resemble a grid

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  1. A matrix structure is more than just a project management structure. The formal definition of a matrix is where people have more than one boss i.e., multiple reporting lines.

    In the past organisations were structured “vertically” around functions such as HR and IT and around geography – countries and regions.

    Today, global customers, common business systems and more integrated international functions mean that work cut horizontally across these vertical structures.

    If you are the HR manager in the USA and part of the energy business unit, for example you may report to a country manager, a functional HR manager and an energy business unit manager so you may have three bosses.

    The matrix structure is common in large multinationals

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