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  Organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The broad area is commonly referred to as organizational studies, organizational behaviour or organization analysis.
Management is interested in organization mainly from an instrumental point of view.
Organizational studies also includes research efforts to inform the effective management of organizations, and addresses organizational culture, organizational learning and managing change as major factors affecting organizational effectiveness, beyond the basics of organizational structure.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Organization   (1360 words)

 Matrix management - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Matrix Management combines the aspects of a functional organization with those of a projectized organization.
Also, the project manager is the owner of the project and is ultimately responsible.
Weak/Functional Matrix – A project manager (often called a project administrator under this type of organization) with only limited authority is assigned to oversee the cross-functional aspects of the project.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Matrix_management   (670 words)

 Structure and Design   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The effects of both sets of factors on the adoption of matrix management in a group of hospitals were examined.
Multivariate analyses revealed that matrix adoption is influenced not only by task diversity, but also by sociometric location, the dissemination of information, and the cumulative force of adoption in interorganizational networks.
Matrix management is a "mixed" organizational form in which normal hierarchy is "overlayed" by some form of lateral authority, influence or communication.
leadership.wharton.upenn.edu /structure/tools_for_design_and_change/Designing_Bus_Units/Matrix.shtml   (649 words)

 Matrix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Matrix (biology), the material between animal or plant cells or the material in the inner membrane of a mitochondria
Matrix (numismatics), an intermediate into which the design of a coin is engraved
Matrix is the name adopted by a game-aged Enzo in the third season of the television series ReBoot
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Matrix   (407 words)

 Excellence in Financial Management
Matrix management is the interface of an organization both vertically and horizontally.
Thus, matrix management is appropriate for organizations that have wide fluctuations in their workloads.
Additionally, matrix management works best when an organization has clearly defined goals and there is strong fit between organizational goals and the goals of horizontal components and vertical components within the matrix.
www.exinfm.com /board/messages/9/113.html?SundayNovember420010135pm   (435 words)

 in the ZONE Column - Andy Turudic - Matrix Management Creates Columbia Demise And So Much More
Under matrix management, Program Management and Systems Engineering is better suited to the seasoned and extroverted pilots of Powerpoint, Excel, and Project than it is for the humble person who successfully designed 30% of the circuit packs in an advanced packet switching system.
Program Management was also well aware of a foam strike on a previous shuttle mission, stating that the foam was of the same density, and that the prior foam strike had posed no threat to the mission and had only affected the turnaround time of the ship for its next mission.
Such behavior, of course, is organizationally disruptive in a matrix, prompting immediate phone calls from the top to ascertain that no-one had required such photos, at which point the photos were cancelled, likely as a demonstration of the power of office.
www.analogzone.com /col_0901.htm   (1353 words)

 Question Number 348 - The Workplace Doctors - Matrix Management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The matrix organization is quite common in many organizations, but it works as a normal reporting system because the subordinate always pays the most attention to the person who has the most power and/or does their performance appraisal, and helps them get a pay raise.
Matrix reportees are always looking for the "alpha" leader, and will follow their lead, and pay lip service to the other quasi-leaders in the matrix.
I also suggest you spend at least one or two hours the first several weeks, talking and listening and watching what is happening in the matrix dynamics, and then facilitate (or hire a trained consultant to facilitate) the adjustments needed by the organization, and teams.
w3.gwis.com /~wego/q348.htm   (337 words)

 Wideman Comparative Glossary of Project Management Terms v3.1
Any organizational structure in which the project manager shares responsibility with the functional managers for assigning priorities and for directing the work of individuals assigned to the project.
The form of organization in which there is a project management functional specialty as well as other functional specialties, and where the project management function has responsibility for accomplishing the project work by drawing upon the other functional specialties as required.
The interface structure between functional and project management which defines the vertical and horizontal intersections of responsibility/authority involved in the management of projects.
maxwideman.com /pmglossary/PMG_M02.htm   (1113 words)

 Management control in an engineering matrix organization: a project engineer's perspective. | Human Resources and Labor ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Matrix organizations are usually created to work on projects in which personnel are borrowed from the various functional organizations.
A conflict arises when people report to their line managers but work for and take direction from project engineers who workers may not perceive to be their valid superiors.
A matrix organization is essentially a project-type structure that is superimposed on a functional structure.
www.allbusiness.com /periodicals/article/120171-1.html   (773 words)

 (Product Development Insight) Effective project management for medical devices (MDDI archive, May 04)
A matrix (or lateral) management style—in which the different functional areas are involved in the project through efficient collaborative channels (maintaining constant intercommunication between the different departments involved in the project)—is a more suitable approach.
A key part of matrix management is the presence of team members empowered to make precise decisions with the ability to freeze the dialogue at ad hoc points during the project.
When the traditional top-down management style is applied to a typical medical device development organization (where juggling multiple projects is the norm), conflicts invariably arise over the relative priorities of projects in the competition for resources.
www.devicelink.com /mddi/archive/04/05/024.html   (3020 words)

 Matrix Registration Management
Founded in 1989, Matrix Registration Management is a full-service supplier of registration, database management and mailing services.
Matrix Registration Management and technology go hand in hand when working with sophisticated registration systems.
This is possible due to talented and experienced development staff that strives for excellence one application at a time, as well as specializing in database management for complex marketing and report gathering.
www.matrixreg.com   (330 words)

 MSW Management | Landfill Design: The Matrix Approach
The matrix approach is facilitated by the fact that the design of each landfill system and the overall design effort follow a consistent sequence.
The primary purpose of a landfill system is to manage and minimize the quantity and quality of water entering the landfill (from either the top as precipitation or from the bottom as groundwater).
The project manager or lead design engineer is responsible for coordinating their activities, ensuring they are utilized at the proper time and that they are not working at cross-purpose.
www.forester.net /mw_0503_design.html   (3369 words)

 AccessNOAA - January 23, 2003 - Matrix Management
Matrix management has been a key focus of the town hall meetings.
Without requiring any major reorganization, matrix management simply means that in addition to the "islands" there will now be a clear bridge linking team talent, funding and management on given issues.
Program managers with budget planning and execution authority will lead each matrix management team — and voices for a range of earth sciences will be heard around one table.
www.accessnoaa.noaa.gov /lautenbacher.html   (587 words)

 Matrix Management Corp.
MATRIX MANAGEMENT CORP. is a private, Canadian owned, independent project services company, based in Toronto, Ontario.
Matrix Management Corp. provides optimization of all aspects of a project utilizing state-of-the-art systems and practices that maximizes the delivery of project implementation; Integration, Scope, Schedule, Cost, Quality, Resources, Communications, Risk and Procurement.
Matrix Management Corp. brings experienced, accomplished, qualified project management professionals to your project, that draw from their training and extensive experience in architecture, engineering, construction and project management to provide a high-calibre of project services with a multidisciplinary approach and client focus.
www.matrixmcorp.com /company.php   (234 words)

 Matrix Asset Management's David Katz  2.15.02
His is the kind of confidence that allowed him to stick with his firm’s value discipline even at the height of the dot.com mania, and then to dabble, quite profitably, in tech detritus after the herd declared it toxic waste.
Management is not particularly pleased that the stock has done as poorly as it has.
One thing that came across clearly in the conference call is that management feels that they have their arms around the problems and are on the mend.
www.weedenco.com /welling/archive/li/v04i04lilogo.asp   (5708 words)

 Matrix Solutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
His time with Matrix Solutions is preceded by executive level positions in the areas of marketing and research in the broadcasting industry and in retail marketing and management.
He later adapted the retail matrix methodology, changing the axis definitions to accommodate a strategic sales management approach, to facilitate strategic sales planning for the media industry during his tenure as head of strategic planning and research with Group W Broadcasting/KDKA-TV.
He helps Matrix Solution's premiere customers define their long-term sales management strategic plans to meet customers' sales goals and objectives in order to achieve greater revenue potential and execute more strategically.
www.matrixplus.com /company/profiles.asp   (1179 words)

 People Strategy
No organization can be effective in the global business environment without the use of matrix management.
Matrix structures must go beyond a generic sharing of authority and responsibility for those in the matrix.
We know several large companies who have embedded them into line management so that all of the people management functions are being performed within the line and not by a separate HR function.
www.mesaresearchgroup.com /peoplestrategy.htm   (406 words)

 First American Acquires Majority Interest in Matrix Asset Management
Established in 1995, Matrix Asset Management is the nation's second largest asset-management outsource company.
Matrix offers asset disposition and default management services on foreclosed properties to mortgage bankers, investment bankers and financial institutions across the United States.
"The demand for outsourced default management services is growing rapidly as large and middle-tier mortgage lenders are increasingly looking to streamline their operations and have complex services managed by experts.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-13-2004/0002249256&EDATE=   (543 words)

 Allen Audio VPA-100 Audio Management Matrix
Audio management remains a common problem today because of the diversity of applications and requirements.
The VPA 100 Audio Management Matrix Architecture provides a powerful platform that allows you to manage and configure levels, routing, effects, dynamics, equalization and more per channel.
Designed for audio management of small to medium size rooms the VPA 100 can also function as an output management device in conjunction with other mixers where additional inputs are required.
www.allenaudio.com /Pages/VPA_100.html   (303 words)

 Value Matrix Management Outcomes
A complex organization could have a value matrix with four or more domains or axes, for example: 1) product/service, 2) employee, 3) region, 4) customer, 5) process.
The best structure for managing a value matrix depends on the organization's strategic objectives and culture.
It's not uncommon for one side of a value matrix to be dominant in an organization.
www.agilean.com /matrix_management.htm   (250 words)

 Matrix Oncology | About Matrix | Management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Matrix Oncology is led by a seasoned team of oncology specialists and business professionals.
Michele Drielick is a Consultant to Matrix due to her extensive experience in the areas of oncology, health information systems, clinical research, and data analytics.
Michele holds a BS in Business Administration from Pfeiffer College in North Carolina and is published in many oncology peer review journals in the areas of oncology clinical outcomes research and clinical data management, including a chapter in the healthcare textbook “Healthcare Information Systems” by Auerbach Publishers.
www.matrixoncology.com /about_matrix/management.aspx   (375 words)

 Position Matrix Communication System Creates and Manages Role Descriptions Performance Reviews and is the Starting ...
A Metric is nothing more than a standard measure to assess your performance in a particular area, as well as a summation of all the different activities and processes that are given to attain a standard of performance.
The Position Matrix is the starting point for our Performance Management Documentation Facilitation, the process we use for developing manuals, documentation and systems and implementing PerformanceWare for ISO 9000, Knowledge Management and other performance and quality management applications.
Finally, the Position Matrix record is maintained as a memorialization of the performance requirements of the job and the employee’s performance as measured against those requirements.
www.rosternetwork.com /bna/position_matrix_system.htm   (549 words)

 Amazon.com: Quick Guide: Management Series the New Matrix Management: Books: Paula K. Martin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Matrix Management: Not a Structure, a Frame of Mind by Christopher A. Bartlett
The New matrix Management differs in almost every way from the matrix management that some people might be familiar with from the 70’s and 80’s.
The new matrix management is the management of an organization in more than one dimension.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0972396489?v=glance   (584 words)

 Windows Cluster File System & Cluster Volume Manager to Reduce TCO - PolyServe
Matrix Monitor is the management console for the cluster, and the interface for achieving these gains.
Moving from single element management to resource management is the third big step toward utility computing, and it's available today.
Matrix Volume Manager makes single pool of storage safely available to all servers in the cluster in support of high-performance capacity on demand.
www.polyserve.com /matrix_server_windows.php   (1098 words)

 Cross-functional structures: a review and integration of matrix organization and project management Journal of ...
The lack of empirically based articles is not surprising in the face of the continuing confusion over what these terms actually mean and the lack of development of any solid theoretical framework within which hypotheses might be formulated and tested.
Hence, it is also the purpose of this review to renew academic interest in theory building and research activity in the study of matrix structures and project management.
Indeed, in the period of time since Knight admitted how little we really knew about the area of matrix organizations and its use in the management of projects, the Project Management Institute (founded in 1969) has grown to over 5000 members worldwide.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m4256/is_n2_v18/ai_12720959/pg_2   (369 words)

 American Dynamics: Video Management Solutions - Matrix Switcher/Controller Systems & Accessories
The MegaPower 168 Matrix Switcher/Controller System is ideal for small to mid-size applications that require high-end features and plug-and-play capability.
Incorporating the high-end features of our largest systems, the MegaPower 48 Plus Matrix Switcher/Controller System is an Ethernet Cat 5 IP enabled matrix that can operate as a stand-alone system or as part of a network.
The latest addition to our matrix product line, the MegaPower LT's inventive design allows it to be networked with up to three other matrix switchers on an RS-485 bus to create systems with a distributed architecture.
www.americandynamics.net /products/matrix_home.aspx   (302 words)

 Matrix Property Managament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
MATRIX Property Management, a division of Matrix Real Estate Services, Inc., was established in February, 2003.
Our staff consists of a conscientious professional management team that have significant levels of experience in all aspects of the property management industry including residential, commercial, and retail marketing and management.
The Matrix team also possess experience in construction and common interest development projects.
www.matrixmanagement.org   (60 words)

 Martin Training Associates - Project Management - Workshops, Internal Instructor, Consulting, Books, Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In order to work effectively in a matrix, there are four areas that need to be addressed: structure, alignment, optimization and leadership.
Participants learn how the matrix approach to managing an organization differs from the traditional, now obsolete model.
This workshops explores both the underlying principles for making a matrix work as well as the required practices.
www.mtaexec.com /Workshops/executive_overview_matrix.html   (267 words)

 Matrix Sports Management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Matrix Sports is a multi-faceted sports organization that provides officials for athletic contests ranging from the recreational level to post high school competition.
In addition, we provide officiating services to approximately twenty private high schools in the area as well as Ft. Meade and the Naval Academy.
Matrix also provides officials for Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks lacrosse, field hockey, basketball, volleyball and soccer programs.
www.matrixsportsref.com   (119 words)

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