Friday, November 22, 2013

ORGANIZING | Identify the advantages of matrix structures

Identify the advantages of matrix structures.

The main benefits of matrix structures rest with the teams whose members work closely together to share expertise and information in a timely manner to solve problems. The potential advantages of matrix structures include:
• Better cooperation across functions.
• Improved decision making; problem solving takes place at the team level where the best information is available.
• Increased flexibility in adding, removing, or changing operations to meet changing demands.
• Better customer service; there is always a program, product, or project manager informed and available to answer questions.
• Better performance accountability through the program, product, or project managers.
• Improved strategic management; top managers are freed from lower-level problem solving to focus more time on strategic issues.
Source: Management, 11th Edition & 12th Edition- John R. Schermerhorn

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