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Matrix Organisational Structure



A Matrix structure organisation contains teams of people created from various sections of the business. These teams will be created for the purposes of a specific project and will be led by a project manager. Often the team will only exist for the duration of the project and matrix structures are usually deployed to develop new products and services. An example is a national football team such as England being made up of English players from individual football clubs around the world (e.g. Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich) for the football world cup.

Matrix structure diagram

Matrix Structure Advantages

The advantages of a matrix structure include:

Matrix Structure Disadvantages

Whilst the disadvantages of a matrix structure include:


Matrix structures provide a way to use the expertise of people from various backgrounds for a specific task. This can be a challenge as the members of the matrix team do not usually work together and it could take them time to work together effectively.

Related Links: Introduction To Organisational Structures | Flat Structure | Hierarchical Structure | Tall Structure | Centralised And Decentralised Structures


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