Matrix Management Explained

I'll get a hall pass for blogging from the back row of Dan Berg's all-EMEA global systems engineering leadership meeting because I'm quoting his straight line boss.

Crawford Beveridge, our new VP of EMEA Sales, has a rich history in corporate organization and the richness of the cross-products of people, places and processes. He offered an explanation of matrix management in one sentence that captures both the tension and the practicality of it: I grew up with two parents, and never asked if I was dotted line to Mom and straight line to Dad or the other way around. Perfect. His follow-up: when either parent asked him to do something, he did it.

Clarity in leadership is a good thing.

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Good example, but one big difference: Mom and Dad had an non-competing goaling ;)

Posted by Joerg Moellenkamp on July 10, 2007 at 10:18 PM EDT #

As a parent, I believe that my wife and I have competing goals (priorities) for our kids. The challenge is to make sure that the different priorities can be solved by moving in the same rather than orthogonal directions.

Posted by Hal Stern on July 10, 2007 at 10:58 PM EDT #

[Trackback] Every ERI managers, or manager-wanna-be, please read this . Perfect, Crawford, as usual.

Posted by Whiteboard infinity on July 11, 2007 at 01:15 PM EDT #

[Trackback] ERI今天或明天管理人门必读 这篇blog (译文见下)。 Crawford的精辟见地。 参考译文 矩阵式管理的另一种诠释\* 参加EMEA全球系统工程领导层会议时, Dan Berg 准我假到一边写这篇博客;因为我要直接引用他的直属老板... Crawford Beveridege是新任的EMEA Sales副总裁。他在组织机构、对跨产品线的人员、地域和工作流程的管理方面有着非常丰富的经验。他只用一句话给出了对矩阵式管理的诠释,而且抓住了那种感觉,很实用:“我是在父母的共同呵...

Posted by Whiteboard Infinity on July 12, 2007 at 01:21 AM EDT #

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