matrix management

  

Definition

Multiple command-and-control structure in which some employees have dual responsibilities and dual bosses. These employee report to one boss (a project manager, for example) for day to day operations, and to another boss (the departmental head, for example) for functional responsibilities. This approach is most suited to situations with fluctuating workloads, such as managing large projects or product development processes. See also matrix organization.

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  • You may want to try and use a matrix management style at your business so that there are multiple people with power.

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  • The matrix management style was well suited for our company because of the wide variety of tasks and processes that each employee worked on.

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  • Utilizing matrix management practices our office is able to accomplish tasks more efficiently while also allowing you to report to several supervisors.

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