Managing a Matrix Team

Matrix teams include work groups, cross-functional teams, task forces and special project teams. They are normally composed of a small number of people from different departments and functions.

It's more than just a course.

This is a learning journey.

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Excite

On-demand digital learning playlist

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Engage

Live session delivered virtually or in-person

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Embed

Supporting on-demand digital learning playlists | 30-minute follow up coaching session (optional extra for teams)

Learning Journey

For our learning journeys we use our proven excite, engage, embed method to ensure the learning experience is engaging and the learning is sustained. The full details of the programme are shown below.

Course Code: OV-MMT

  • half-day live session delivered virtually or in-person | 6-8 hrs on-demand learning | 30-minute coaching session (optional extra for teams)

  • This is available for individuals, groups and teams

  • Part of our Core Library

In today's uncertain climate, many organisations are turning to workgroups, cross-functional teams, task forces and special project teams in order to be faster and more flexible and to share resources across the organisation.
This course breaks down the characteristics of managing in different types of matrixed environments and introduces you to the principles and processes needed to ensure success when leading matrix-managed teams. You will have the opportunity to evaluate yourself against the four key skills of a matrix manager and then align the application of those skills to the four key challenges of matrix teams. Finally, you will develop your own stakeholder map, analyse each stakeholder according to their level of power and interest, and apply a well-known influencing model to your most important stakeholder relationships.

This course is aimed at anyone who leads or manages a matrixed team or work group.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Define the characteristics of matrix teams and work groups
  • Describe the key skills required of a matrix-managed team leader
  • Draft a strategy for overcoming the key challenges of managing in a matrixed environment
  • Implement a plan for influencing your key stakeholders
  • Analysing the differences between matrix-managed teams and traditional workgroups
  • The characteristics and challenges of managing in a weak, strong and balanced matrixed environment
  • Overcoming the key challenges of managing in a matrix: unclear roles and responsibilities, conflicting priorities, lack of cohesion
  • Evaluating yourself against the four key skills of a matrix manager: empathy, conflict management, influence and self-awareness
  • Analysing your stakeholders according to the amount of power they have over your objectives and the level of interest they take in your success
  • Developing appropriate actions to fully engage each set of stakeholders
  • Winning support from your key stakeholders by using the Cohen-Bradford model for influencing without authority
  • Developing a personal stakeholder map

For groups & teams

Live session delivered virtually or in-person. Up to 15 people per programme.

From £3000 (+VAT)

Bring in-house

For individuals

Upcoming dates (select date for price info)

£ 625.00 (+ VAT)

£ 625.00 (+ VAT)

£ 625.00 (+ VAT)

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Use our building blocks approach to create a customised programme to suit your specific needs and context, at the pace you need. 
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Consider what blocks you want to customise (to make it your own)

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Review any additional technology and support services we can help you with (to bring the truly bring the learning experience to life)

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The building blocks menu of options

To help achieve the pace and agility you need, we encourage you to make use of what we already have (our core library) and make it your own. There’s no need to ‘recreate the wheel’ - build from what we have ‘ready to go’ and then customise what you need to.

Choose from across our range of 100+ core topic areas.

Online self-study:
  • Fluidbooks
  • Infographics (standard and HTML)
  • Thrive in Five
  • Videos/animations
  • Quizzes & assessments
  • Podcasts
  • Digital flip cards
  • HTML microsites
  • Digital adventures
  • Applying what you have learned - action learning prompts/exercises
  • All assets under a topic/collection
Live expert-led:
  • Pre-built team experience (learning journey)
  • Live workshops - virtual or in-person training (1 x half-day live session in a day; 2 x half-day live session in a day)
  • Bitesize (1 x 90-min bite-size session in a day; 2 x 90-min bite-size session in a day; 3 x 90-min bite-size session in a day)
  • Run-it-yourself
  • Coaching – per hour (Follow-up; Learning programme; Transitioning together; Team effectiveness; Career coaching; Leadership & executive; Skills performance coaching)
  • Group facilitation sessions (1 x 3hr in a day; 2 x 3hr in a day
  • Leadership lab session (1 x 3hr in a day; 2 x 3hr in a day)
  • Virtual delivery platform licence
Personalisation for live events:
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  • Tailored
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  • Fluidbooks
  • Infographics (standard and HTML)
  • Thrive in Five
  • Videos/animations
  • Quizzes & assessments
  • Podcasts with bespoke or your content
  • Digital flip cards
  • HTML microsites
  • Digital adventures
  • Digital badges/certificates
  • Live expert-led bite-size or workshop session
Bespoke printed communication/learning assets:
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  • Z-cards
  • Zappar AR for Z-card
  • Action learning prompts/exercises
  • Bespoke Hub annual subscription fee (per user)
  • Hub implementation
  • Subscription (open) hub
  • Booker portal
  • Delivery – Virtual or in-person facilitator; virtual producer
  • Faculty management
  • Delegate management
  • Instructional design
  • Specialist instructional design
  • Learning journey curation
  • Logistics support
  • Project management
  • Customer success management
  • Branding & creative communication
  • Graphic design
  • Translations services
  • Proofing/QA
  • Data insights & engagement
  • Consultancy
  • Supplier management
  • Managed Learning Services
The building blocks menu of options

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