Leading in a Matrix

Success in a matrix requires particular attention to certain key skills, including collaboration, decision making, conflict resolution, communication, influence, and performance management. In this program, learners will explore the function and importance of a matrix structure and its impact on how individuals work and how leaders get results. Learners will focus on reducing silos and sub- groups within the organization and applying existing skills in new ways to improve cross-functional, cross-departmental, and cross-geographical work performance. 

Learners Will:

  • Define what it means to lead in a matrix 
  • Examine the challenges and benefits of leading in a matrix 
  • Explore the key leadership shifts required for success 
  • Discover best practices for organizational impact 
  • Practice key skills for successful matrix leaders 
  • Create a leadership action plan 

Why This Matters:

Matrix structures can be intimidating and often provoke skepticism or frustration. Without strong leadership in this highly complex environment, the competition for resources and a lack of role clarity can jeopardize accountability, trust, and results. 

Delivery Options:

In-Person: Half day

Live-Online: Two 2-hour instructor-led sessions


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