Consultant Susan Finerty details how to flourish in matrix organizations. She describes “seven essentials” for thriving matrices and offers real-world examples from her consultancy. She shows how each element of a matrix can affect the others. Many companies aren’t formal matrix organizations, but if you work for a global or multi-site business, you probably experience some aspects of a matrix. Finerty offers a useful perspective for staff members and managers working for multiple bosses or serving cross-functional teams.
About the Authors
Susan Finerty is the founder of Finerty Consulting and the author of The Cross-Functional Influence Playbook. She works with matrix organizations and staff, and teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.