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Author Gottlieb, Marvin R.

Title The matrix organization reloaded : adventures in team and project management / Marvin R. Gottlieb.

Imprint Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2007.


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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 167 pages) : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Creating corporate cultures
Creating corporate cultures.
Note Title from title screen.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Evolving the matrix -- The workforce and corporate culture -- Structuring the matrix -- The challenges of the matrix -- Discovering your organization's matrix -- The changing face of leadership -- The project manager as leader -- Communication style in project management -- The matrix out of bounds -- Making the matrix work.
Summary ""Matrix management" was introduced in the 1970s in the context of competition from Japanese manufacturers, computerization of many technical and administrative tasks, and a recognition among business leaders that cross-functional teams (comprised of people from different departments and specialties) were necessary to create and produce complex products rapidly. Ideally, this approach, in which people are assigned to projects, rather than department managers, encourages collaboration, flexibility, and knowledge sharing, but in reality, it can often cause confusion, friction, and excessive bureaucracy. It fell out of fashion in the 1990s, but has resurfaced in a much wider array of companies today, as the pressure to innovate on ever-faster schedules encourages experimentation in organizational design."
"Marvin Gottlieb, who has studied and applied the principles of matrix management for over 25 years, takes us on a tour of this phenomenon - its evolution, current practices, and future applications. He argues that most organizations are taking on characteristics of matrix structure, with fluid teams and "dotted-line" reporting relationships across departments and divisions. Featuring case studies of successes and failures, he shows readers how to harness the power of the matrix structure while minimizing the conflict, disorientation, and resistance that often accompany the approach. In an environment where every company - large or small, entrepreneurial or established - is wrestling with the question of how to organize for maximum performance in a harshly competitive world, this book will give leaders and managers valuable insights and tools for promoting cultures that reward creativity and teamwork while maintaining strong leadership and accountability."--BOOK JACKET.
Language English.
Subject Matrix organization.
Project management.
Corporate culture.
Teams in the workplace.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Workplace Culture.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Corporate Governance.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Organizational Development.
Corporate culture. (OCoLC)fst00879624
Matrix organization. (OCoLC)fst01012431
Project management. (OCoLC)fst01078797
Teams in the workplace. (OCoLC)fst01144679
Business & Economics.
Management Styles & Communication.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Gottlieb, Marvin R. Matrix organization reloaded. Westport, CT : Praeger Publishers, 2007 9780275991333 0275991334 (DLC) 2007016134 (OCoLC)124074726
ISBN 9780313082498 (electronic bk.)
0313082499 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051394085
AU@ 000053250919
DEBSZ 42213192X
NZ1 13365903

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