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Matrix Management – Online Learning

This online learning will provide learners with the opportunity to fully understand matrix management and how it works in practice. With this e-learning course:

  • Describe organisational structures and why a business might benefit from a matrix management structure
  • Identify why different structures fail and how to avoid any pitfalls
  • Implement Matrix Management 2.0 and the business processes behind it
  • Appreciate the benefits of a matrix management approach on employees and the organisation
  • Establish how collaborative management can work for your organisation
  • Follow a clear process for implementing matrix management
  • Explore a case study to better understand issues and concerns​

Course Introduction

Matrix management is becoming a common structure for many organisations today. It’s a flexible approach to organising and managing teams and provides many opportunities to better share resources and skills within a business. It’s a collaborative approach that can increase engagement, provide career opportunities for employees, and deliver new and exciting ways of working.

A matrix style of management is not without its dangers though and some of the early implementations highlighted risks that businesses have learned to avoid with some adaptation of the original approach. Matrix Management 2.0 has consequently become the more usual framework.

This Matrix Management e-learning course sets out to provide learners with a thorough understanding of this approach to organisational structure. It looks at the theory behind the concept and then expands into the nuts and bolts of making it work within your organisation.

Course Content

Module 1 - Organisational Structures
  • Explore why an organisational structure is necessary
  • Identify the features of a vertical structure
  • Review the disadvantages of a vertical structure
  • Understand a matrix management structure
  • Investigate one of the main problems with early matrix management.
Module 2 - Matrix Management 2.0
  • Examine how a horizontal dimension in an organisation works
  • Review three types of business processes
  • Assess the main assumptions behind matrix management
  • Evaluate the implications matrix management has for leaders and the skills they need.​
Module 3 - Individual Benefits of Matrix Management
  • Explore the advantages of working in a matrix environment for an individual including:
  • an increased sense of engagement
  • opportunities for career development
  • increased opportunities for working abroad
  • learning new ways of working.
Module 4 - Collaborative Management
  • Analyse some of the differences between traditional and collaborative management
  • Identify why it is important to recognise when things have gone wrong and how this can help improve future performance
  • Explore features of collaborative management and three different organisational levels
  • Establish some things that collaborative leaders can do, and the way they can be that will help in a collaborative environment.​
Module 5 - Moving Towards Matrix Management
  • Follow a simple five step process for migrating to matrix management
  • Review examples of what can go wrong when implementing a matrix system and what one company learnt from its mistakes.​
Module 6 - Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners


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