Making the Matrix Work: How Matrix Managers Engage People and Cut through Complexity

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Nicholas Brealey Publishing, Apr 1, 2012 - Business & Economics - 232 pages
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Welcome to the matrix, where multiple bosses, competing goals, influence withoutauthority and accountability without control make work more complex. Most largeorganizations have adopted some form of matrix organization to manage globalcustomers and supply chains, implement common business processes and run moreintegrated business functions. But in a matrix, structure solves nothing. It ismatrix management, the way people work together, that makes the differencebetween matrix success and failure. Makingthe Matrix Work will show you how to establish and engage networksthat do not depend on role, control or authority to get things done. It willhelp you to cut through complexity and build the skills you need for matrixmanagement success.

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Kevan Hall is the founder and CEO of Global Integration Ltd. , a consultancy specializing in skills required to work in complex, international organizations, with offices in the UK and California. He works with companies around the world including Microsoft, Coca-Cola, GlaxoSmithKline, and Vodafone.
He has practical experience in line management, manufacturing operations, HR, training, and strategic and market planning, mostly at Mars where he worked in Strasbourg as head of training and education from Vladivostock to Ireland. He manages his own cross-cultural and remote organization and is a regular speaker at international conferences. His work is profiled at

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