Matrix Management is ideal in organizations for sharing employees and resources across functions. It offers access to specialized knowledge on a temporary basis while being more cost-effective than relying on dedicated teams. In a Matrix structure, an individual has a primary report-to boss while also working for one or more managers, typically on projects. This gives the team the ability to draw upon diverse skill sets from multiple disciplines, strengthening the project team. This practice-laden training course enables delegates to master the essential concepts of Matrix Management and how organizations can effectively deal with complex issues like problems, role ambiguity and conflicts. It provides trainees with the opportunity to experience different methods, tools and techniques which will enable leaders to improve performance, achieve desired results and approach the role with confidence.
What are the Goals?
By attending this COPEX online training course, delegates will be able to master the methods, tools and techniques of Matrix management to capitalize on the advantages of flexibility, greater security and control of the project, plus opportunities for their own development.
More specifically, they should be able to:
Differentiate Approaches and Roles Between a Traditional Manager and a Matrix Manager
Apply a Variety of Practical Methods and Specific Tools and Techniques to Lead a Matrix-Based Team Effectively
Set Up Project Teams on a Temporary and Finite Basis for the Fulfilment of Customers’ Needs
Bring Specialists Together in a New Environment to Enhance the Dynamic and Innovative View of Problems in a Different Way
Motivate Diverse and Complex Teams to Solve Conflicts Themselves Without Relying on Sources Outside the Matrix
Who is this Training Course for?
This COPEX online training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals who are involved in Matrix Management and who want to understand, implement and improve the latest Matrix Management concepts, processes and ideas. For example:
Line & Functional Managers
Group Leaders and Team personnel
Shift and Supervisory Staff
Day One: Getting a Grasp on Matrix Teams
Introduction: What is Matrix management?
The 5W1H (What, Who, When, Where, Why & How) of matrix-managed teams
The dimensions of matrix team working: Functional, Cross-functional, Global, Extended
The implications of teams having two 'Chains of Command'
The advantages and challenges of matrix teams
The outputs of matrix management: Leadership and Management perspectives
Day Two: Leader’s Roles in Matrix Teams
Matrix vs Traditional teams: Differences in leadership, decision making and collaboration
Expectations on the matrix team leaders
Becoming accountable to the needs of the team
How to maintain focus and demonstrate concern
Appropriate level of involvement and control
Providing direction working inside the group vs positional authority
Cross-functional accountability for matrix team leaders
Day Three: Key Behaviours and Skills Required
The skills, qualities and attributes needed in matrix management
Understanding impacts of leaders’ style and influence on the team
Communicating and controlling at appropriate levels for matrix team leaders
Developing a passion to release potentials in team members
Delivering performance effectively in a complex environment
Managing Projects: Lifecycle, tools, triple constraints and critical success factors
Day Four: Establishing a Matrix-based Team – Tools and Techniques
The makeup of high performing matrix teams
Group process facilitation – enabling the team to achieve
Team problem solving – encouraging collaboration and collective management control
Team decision making – empowering the team to reach their own decisions based on team’s charter
Team communication – representing the voice of the team within the wider organization
Increasing engagement and staying connected
Day Five: Advanced Matrix Leadership Requirements
International considerations such as cultural drivers, language and time differences
Developing mutual understanding and cultural sensitivity
Improving communication: When and How
Tools and techniques for influencing and virtual communication
Preventing and managing conflict
Application Planning - Developing a practical application plan focused on your own specific matrix team
A COPEX e-Certificate will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the online training course
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29 Apr-03 May 2024 Fee: $3,950
16-20 Sep 2024 Fee: $3,950
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