Problems of Matrix Organizations
•What is a Matrix?
oMatrix structure can be determined by a dual chain of command system rather than the classic single cycle of order. •Reasons how come companies adopt a Matrix structure
oWhen it's remarkably responsive to two functions simultaneously. oWhen will be certainly uncertainties creating high information processing requirements. oWhen there are strong restrictions that must be addressed, such as economic and human resources constraints. •There are 3 unique and critical tasks in every matrix: oThe Top Manager who have heads up and balances the dual cycle of command, oThe Matrix bosses who share subordinates –These Tasks are Usually Functional-, oAnd The Managers who have report to two different matrix bosses. •Early Adopters of Matrix Framework were generally in the Aeronautical industry, yet later on it was adopted by other kind of industries just like (chemical, bank, insurance… etc) •The Good thing about matrix set ups is that it gives you flexibility and balanced decision making. •The Negative thing about matrix constructions –as GMC Management identifies it- is that it's too complicated, tough and sometimes irritating form of organization to live with. •The Ugly thing about matrix constructions is that it's more vulnerable and has a tendency to always be severely afflicted with changes in the organizational environment. •That's why once companies are considering adopting a matrix, they may be advised to consider certain safety measures and to be acquainted of the diagnoses, prevention and treatment of the particular article determines as pathologies, the seven pathologies of any matrix are: oTendencies Toward Anarchy – a formless state of confusion where people tend not to recognize a " Boss” to whom they feel dependable. oPower Challenges – in a Matrix, managers become motivated fight for power. oSevere Groupities – The mistaken opinion that matrix management is the same as group decision making. oCollapse During Economic Meltdown –...