A Matrix structure organisation contains teams of
people created from various sections of the business. These teams will
be created for the purposes of a specific project and will be led by
a project manager. Often the team will only exist for the duration of
the project and matrix structures are usually deployed to develop new
products and services. The advantages of a matrix include
Individuals can be chosen according to the needs of the project.
The use of a project team which is dynamic and able to view problems
in a different way as specialists have been brought together in a
Project managers are directly responsible for completing the project
within a specific deadline and budget.
Whilst the disadvantages include
A conflict of loyalty between line managers and project managers
over the allocation of resources.
If teams have a lot of independence can be difficult to monitor.
Costs can be increased if more managers (ie
project managers) are created through the use of project teams.