TMA World Viewpoint 26: Matrix Organization Best Practices - Extending Your Collaborative Influence As A Leader
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The matrix structure is a well established organizational mechanism for managing people, products and projects across multiple geographies. ...

The matrix structure is a well established organizational mechanism for managing people, products and projects across multiple geographies.

Effective leadership in a matrix environment requires us to achieve a balance between exercising direct leadership authority whilst simultaneously conveying indirect leadership influence across organizational boundaries.

This TMA World presentation explores eight practical approaches you can role model as a leader to support the effectiveness of your people working in a matrix environment.

For more advice on how to thrive in the borderless workplace, including working in complex, global environments, contact us today: enquiries@tmaworld.com

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TMA World Viewpoint 26: Matrix Organization Best Practices - Extending Your Collaborative Influence As A Leader TMA World Viewpoint 26: Matrix Organization Best Practices - Extending Your Collaborative Influence As A Leader Presentation Transcript

  • Matrix Organization Best PracticesExtending Your Collaborative Influence As A Leader
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.2MatrixOrganizationBestPracticesThe matrix structure is a wellestablished organizationalmechanism for managing people,products and projects acrossmultiple geographies.
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.3MatrixOrganizationBestPracticesEffective leadership in a matrixenvironment requires us to achievea balance between exercising directleadership authority whilstsimultaneously conveying indirectleadership influence acrossorganizational boundaries.
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.4Matrix Organization Best PracticesRoles andresponsibilitiesUnifyEmpowerDevolvePolitical awarenessDigital InfluenceCommunication rhythmFeedbackHere are eight practicalapproaches you can rolemodel as a leader tosupport the effectivenessof your people working ina matrix environment.
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.5Matrix Organization Best PracticesRoles and responsibilitiesAccept that you aregoing to be accountablefor things you do notalways directly control,whilst communicatingclearly yourresponsibilities, prioritiesand authority to yourkey stakeholders, sothey can work for you,rather than against youroverall goals.
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.6Matrix Organization Best PracticesRoles and responsibilitiesYour personal tone andstyle needs to be one ofpartnership otherwiseyou will alienate ratherthan attractcommitment.
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.7Matrix Organization Best PracticesUnifyEstablish a unifying andoperationally potentvision for your peopleregardless of theirlocation that hassufficient elasticity toaccommodate localmarket nuances, whilstremaining relevant to thesuper-ordinate task inhand.
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.8Matrix Organization Best PracticesEmpowerFocus on consulting,engaging andempowering your peoplerather than controllingthem.
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.9Matrix Organization Best PracticesEmpowerThe more you try tocontrol, the more youpotentially reinforce aperceived lack of trust innot allowing them toexercise their ownindividual judgement orcapability.
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.10Matrix Organization Best PracticesDevolveDevolve decision makinginitiative away from thecentre as much as youcan, to encourageresponsiveness, insightand intimacy with localmarket challenges.
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.11Matrix Organization Best PracticesPolitical AwarenessDevelop an astuteawareness of thecompeting localpriorities that potentiallysplit the loyalty of yourpeople between the localand global agendas.
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.12Matrix Organization Best PracticesPolitical AwarenessKnow the pressurepoints and manageorganizational politicsobjectively and with thebest interests of thewhole business as yourpriority.
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.13Matrix Organization Best PracticesDigital InfluenceEncourage a culture oftransparency andopenness by usingcorporate social mediato support a flow ofcontinuous engagementand dialogue across andbeyond your matrix.
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.14Matrix Organization Best PracticesDigital InfluenceRole model digitalcommunication literacyby using a variety ofsocial media tools, forexample weekly videoblogs and audiobriefings, to engageyour key matrixstakeholders.
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.15Matrix Organization Best PracticesCommunication rhythmManage the generation,flow and delivery ofstrategic information bykeeping formalcommunicationfocussed.
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.16Matrix Organization Best PracticesCommunication rhythmEstablish a regularcommunication patternor rhythm to assistmanagers locally tostructure when and howthey engage with you onimportant issues.
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.17Matrix Organization Best PracticesFeedbackElicit personal feedbackfrom your key people ona continuous basis bothformally and informally.
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.18Matrix Organization Best PracticesFeedbackIn an age whereorganizationalhierarchies aretransforming themselvestowards ‘wirearchies,’*being connected andrespected is the newmantra for personalbranding
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.19Matrix Organization Best PracticesFeedbackAsking for continualfeedback accrues valueto your personal brandand demonstrates toyour matrixstakeholders that youare accessible andcommitted partnership.
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.20Matrix Organization Best PracticesIn the borderlessmatrix...collaboration isthe new competitiveadvantage.‘Wirearchies’Source - Jon Husband
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.21Webinar Twitter Blog Viewpointsand articlesPublications Written by Terence Brake, Director of Learning &Innovation at TMA World.Our new Borderless Working e-book seriesAbout UsVisitwww.tmaworld.com/insightsto discover the latestthinking from our expertson global, collaborative,cross-cultural and virtualworking.
  • © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved.22Above all we’d like to hear from youdirectly, so please don’t hesitate to sendany comments, questions or feedbackto us at: enquiries@tmaworld.comOr visit our website:www.tmaworld.comAbout UsVisitwww.tmaworld.com/insightsto discover the latestthinking from our expertson global, collaborative,cross-cultural and virtualworking.