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Balanced Matrix Example

I would like someone to provide me with an example of an organization using the balanced matrix organizational structure. Also please discuss whether adopting this org structure was actually a good decision that this particular organization made or not.

Generally, are organizations using a balanced matrix org structure efficient or not?
asked 8 years ago by anonymous

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There are some IT companies that use a balanced matrix. From what I've seen, this organizational structure is transitional between the functional organizational structure and the projectized organizational structure.

The reason why organizations adopt this org structure is to have a compromise between project managers and functional managers, and there is no company that adopts this org structure for a long term due to its disadvantages.

Adopting a balanced matrix for a short term might be a good idea, but it should be completely avoided for the long term, as a balanced matrix is not efficient.
answered 8 years ago by MaplePM (46,940 points)

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