Matrix Delivery Model Calls for Engagement & Collaboration
The structure of an increasingly large number of organizations these days is one of a matrix. In other words, teams and leaders are being placed into silos as they accomplish their work deliverables. There is nothing wrong with a matrix structure. It can be very efficient and often makes perfect sense. What it does call for is excellent communication within a given “silo team,” as well as between teams. Effective collaboration leads to outstanding output. On the other hand, the matrix structure and collaboration process can be undermined by a few people who do not play nice in the sandbox. If you are a leader in a matrix organization, seek to drive communication and collaborative engagement at every level of the company. Also, deal with personnel problems quickly and thoroughly. A people issue that is allowed to fester is a killer in a matrix structure.