Learn how matrixed organizations give people exposure to functions or organizations they might not ordinarily deal with in any depth. In a traditional organization, someone might be responsible for product development but only have a cursory knowledge of technology. In a matrix, that individual might be responsible for the product's development and the technology used to create it. Discover how that type of learning builds business acumen quickly and effectively.
- Matrix organizations give people exposure…to functions and areas they might not ordinarily deal with…in any depth.…It's a great learning opportunity.…In a traditional organization, someone might be…responsible for product development, but only have…a cursory knowledge of technology.…In a matrix, that individual might be responsible…for the product development and the technology…used to create it.…That type of learning builds business acumen…quickly and effectively.…
Expose your team members to new areas.…Put them with an expert from a different area.…Have them work together toward a common goal.…If you're a team member, volunteer for matrix projects.…I'm the executive coach for an attorney…at a large corporation.…He's done nothing but litigation for his entire career.…Right now, he's working on building technology…business requirements for a new human resources ERP system.…He has to represent multiple business areas that he's…unfamiliar with on a technology project…where he's never done that type of work before.…
- Identify examples of a matrixed organization.
- Explore the best ways to lead employees through delegating and trusting.
- Discover why it is important for matrixed employees to clarify their responsibilities.
- Examine the importance of clear accountabilities when working in informal matrices.
- Identify the fundamentals of goal setting in informal matrices.
- Recognize ways to build business acumen.
- Break down the best ways to generate new opportunities in a matrixed organization.