What is Matrix organization?

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Matrix organization refers to an organization with a planned horizontal authority structure in which teams are created from various departments, overlap with the projects and report to more than one superior at the same time, usually the concerned domain head and project manager.

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Matrix organization definition

Matrix organization refers to an organization with a planned horizontal authority structure in which teams are created from various departments, overlap with the projects and report to more than one superior at the same time, usually the concerned domain head and project manager.
Employees work together by work groups or functional assignments.

Advantages of matrix organization

- the skills of the employees get broader as they have to deal with different projects at the same time
- employees tend to be more flexible
- employees work with global culture and respond to local demands
- enables better interconnectedness and high utilization of skills of the organization's employees

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