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Essential Advice for Matrix Managers

February 5, 2014


In a matrix organization, different types of manager – for example, functional managers and regional managers – share responsibility for leading key people and teams. This means that many individuals have two bosses.

While this type of structure offers many benefits for organizations, it presents specific challenges for matrix managers. For example, how should you help your people prioritize their workloads? And how can you ensure that the objectives you set don’t clash those of another matrix manager?

Our article on Managing in a Matrix Organization (members only) shows you how to deal with challenges like these, so that you can keep your people happy and productive.

Question: Do your people have more than one boss? Have you ever worked for more than one manager? Share your experiences below.

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