Designing Matrix Organizations that Actually Work

How IBM, Proctor & Gamble and Others Design for Success
Product Number: EB00058156
Released: Aug 19, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780470450543
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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Organization structures do not fail, says Jay Galbraith, but management fails at implementing them correctly. This is why, he explains, the idea that the matrix does not work still exists today, even among people who should know better. But the matrix has become a necessary form of organization in today's business environment. Companies now know that if they have multiple product lines, do business in multiple countries, and serve many customer segments through a variety of channels, there is no way they can avoid some kind of a matrix structure and the question most are asking is "How do we learn how to operate the matrix effectively?" In Designing Matrix Organizations That Actually Work, Galbraith answers this and other questions as he shows how to make a matrix work effectively.

Author(s): Jay R. Galbraith
Original Publish Date: Dec 03, 2008

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