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Leading and Managing Matrix Teams

Today’s complex work environment means that team members very rarely have the luxury of a single line manager. Many companies are turning to matrix teams in order to be faster and more flexible and to share resources across the organisation. Team members and managers alike have to grapple with the complexity of working in a web of reporting lines called the organisational matrix, having to collaborate in multi-functional teams and in a world of mostly virtual communication.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

This course is packed with practical learning experiences, complemented by best practices, tools and templates to equip you as a matrix manager and collaborative leader. Different methods and techniques will enable you to improve performance, achieve desired results and approach your role with confidence.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for the managers and leaders of matrix-managed teams or work groups who require some practical tools and techniques to achieve team performance, motivation and engagement. Managers from any company and any industry will benefit from this course.

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Nurturing Future Focus, Present Purpose Teams
• Advantages of matrix structures
• Key challenges working in a matrix
• Factors that impede purposeful matrix teams
• Creating clarity and alignment
• Staying connected and effective

Addressing Matrix Communication Challenges
• Information updates: getting the balance right
• Information ownership and custodianship
• Conducting a meeting audit
• Making the most of your communication channel mix
• Decision-making, problem-solving and escalation in matrix teams

Leadership Qualities and Practices
• Essential leadership qualities for matrix leaders
• Creating a motivational environment and being a motivational leader
• Releasing the potential in others
• Influencing without authority
• Collaborative matrix leadership

Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EI)
• The business case for EI in matrix organisations
• Understanding the EI competencies
• Assessing and harnessing your EI strengths as a matrix leader

Matrix Leadership Best Practices and Case Studies
• The matrix mindset – simplifying the complex and living with ambiguity
• Establishing a balance between control and empowerment
• Focal points of effective matrix leadership
• Your Matrix Toolkit
• Summary of best practices and personal action planning

Benefits to you

• Understand and harness the benefits of working in a matrix environment.
• Create goal and role clarity for the individuals you lead and those they need to influence in the matrix.
• Improve your relationships with your stakeholders in the matrix.
• Stay current with best practices on how to collaborate and lead in a matrix environment.
• Build your confidence and ability to influence without authority and stay in control of tasks that span integrated process teams.
• Build a practical skill set for leading and collaborating with matrix managers and team members.

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

Please contact our office at +44 203 002 3057 for any additional information about this course

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