Effectively Restructuring a Matrix Organization
by Cathy Cassidy, Managing Director & Paula K. Martin, CEO, International Matrix Management Institute
Successfully restructuring a matrix organization requires a shift in thinking, and a team-based organizational design roadmap that ensures alignment to the most important sectors of the organization.
In our white paper, "A New Approach to Restructuring," we discuss the necessary steps for a successful restructuring initiative:
- To make organizational changes, you need to look at the organization from a two-dimensional perspective where the horizontal dimension is more important than the vertical.
- Every organization needs an up-to-date organizational operating system (OS) in order to be effective and efficient. The OS matters more than the organizational structure.
- Change is more effective when it first affects the areas where your organization needs improvement most. Diagnostic tools can help determine and accurately target those most critical areas.