The Power of Cross Functional Teams
Build Out Your Matrix Organization
If your business has or supports cross functional teams, chances are you have a matrix organization. Many groups have them but don’t recognize it. Others have loosely defined matrix structures with little thought for the people and operational mechanisms needed to make them work well. As a result, matrix design and implementation have been getting a bad rap for several years by companies that put relatively little effort into the design and build-out of their matrix structures and their associated operational mechanisms.
It’s easy to say that a matrix doesn’t work, especially since that seems to be a popular opinion. But the truth for a vast majority of companies is that nothing will work better than a well-designed matrix with the appropriate operational mechanisms and people armed with collaborative skill sets.
If you are interested in “going the distance” to create your own high functioning matrix organization, we would be happy to share our knowledge and experience as it pertains to your business.