Matrix Management

Organizations tend to swing between Functional structure (you report to someone who used to have a job like yours) and Project Management or divisional structure (you report to someone who is coordinating your efforts with those of other folks not like you). The styles have complementary strengths and weaknesses. MatrixManagement freezes the pendulum in the middle by having you report to two managers at once. WikiWikiWeb:MatrixManagement

Matrix management is an organizational structure in which some individuals report to more than one supervisor or leader, relationships described as solid line or dotted line reporting. More broadly, it may also describe the management of cross-functional, cross-business groups and other work models that do not maintain strict vertical business units or silos grouped by function and geography. Matrix management was introduced in the 1970s.

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