The Message Makeover Podcast: The Rise of the Matrix Organization

This post was written by Dan Cooney, Director of Coaching and Senior Facilitator at The Latimer Group.

A Gartner Group study found that two-thirds of workers need to check in with more than one boss to get their work done. Yes, the rise of the matrix organization has contributed to this dynamic, but so too has the rise of team-centered work.

No matter the cause, corporate athletes find themselves having to manage up more than ever to avoid miscommunication. More teamwork and multiple bosses require meetings to make it flow. Those meetings are often inefficiently conceived and executed. In this episode of The Message Makeover podcast, we explore what it means to have multiple bosses or managing direct reports who have other bosses (Hint: it’s all about self and situational awareness, skills that can benefit everyone).

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One response to “The Message Makeover Podcast: The Rise of the Matrix Organization”

  1. Renae Scott says:

    What a great way to start my Tuesday morning. Thank you for the easy to access and effective message targeted to relavant business issues. I found this to be an excellent reminder of self-reflective behaviors required for success.

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Dan Cooney

A book about change

The Latimer Group’s CEO Dean Brenner is a noted keynote speaker and author on the subject of persuasive communication. He has written three books, including Persuaded, in which he details how communication can transform organizations into highly effective, creative, transparent environments that succeed at every level.