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matrix organization structure

 
Matrix Structure
 
- a structure that creates dual lines of authority and combines functional and product departmentalization

STRENGTHS

WEAKNESSES

  • facilitates coordination
  • complex and independent activities
  • better communication
  • more flexibility
  • efficient allocation of specialists
  • economies of scale
  • confusion created
  • stress placed on workers
  • increased ambiguity
  • unclear reporting relationships
  • power struggles
  • role conflicts
  • unclear expectations

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