MATRIX ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE
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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. An example is a national football team such as England being made up of english players from individual football clubs around the world (e.g. Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich) for the football world cup.
Matrix Structure Advantages
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 new environment.
- Project managers are directly responsible for completing the project within a specific deadline and budget.
Matrix Structure Disadvantages