Matrix Organizational Chart
To some extent, the matrix organizational structure is a combination of two or more types of basic organizational structures. Apart from hierarchy, the employees develop their own projects and organize a team to work on them, so the workers usually have to report their work to two supervisors -- the functional manager and the project manager.
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The matrix organizational chart is more complex than other basic organizational charts, such as functional organizational chart, divisional organizational chart and hierarchical organizational chart. Using a matrix organizational structure can be of great help. And one of the reasons is that communication is very open and convenient in such a structure so that the knowledge and skills can be shared widely with fewer barriers, and cooperation is also promoted among the employees.
However, since a team member needs to be subject to two managers -- the functional manager and the project manager, there might be some unavoidable conflicts between these two managers, which will lead to unfavorable impacts on the team.
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