Transitioning from a Functional to a Matrix Structure

Feb 3rd, 2012
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One of the challenges that will be brought about by transitioning to matrix is increased costs (Johnson, 2013). This challenge can be handed through resource management, increase specialization of employee skills to reduce defective products and encourage proper resource utilization.

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Transitioning from a Functional to a Matrix Structure PaperStudent's NameAffiliationDateTransitioning from a Functional to a Matrix StructureFunctional StructureMatrix StructureSenior ManagementProduction DepartmentProduction Manager AProduction Manager BProduction Manager CList of things to be done before changes occur1. Creating a vision of the change to come.2. Communicating to all about the plan to change from functional to matrix.3. Creating sense of urgency towards the change.4. All employees to voice the views. 5. The departmentalization of the organization to cater for more work and production stations (Davoren, 2013).6. The employment or promoting of individuals to fill management slots in the production departments.7. Integration of production units/stations/departments to optimize coordination amongst workers (Davoren, 2013).8. Reduce the level of formalization.9. Create a fast and flexible decision making process.10. Encourage innovation and promote attainment of set organization goals.11. Eliminate Challenges.12. Finally assess the challenges and privileges that come with transitioning from Functional to Matrix (Davoren, 2013). List of things to be done after changes occur1. Mobilize employees and managers from various departments to work towards a common goal.2. Increase employee motivation throughout the organization.3. Create effective information channels.4. Plan for internal challe

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