Matrix management should not be confused with “tight matrix”. Tight matrix, or co-location, refers to locating offices for a project team in the same room, regardless of management structure.
A project manager would find team development the most difficult in which form of organization?
- Weak Matrix organization
- Balanced Matrix organization
- Projectized organization
- Tight Matrix organization
Explanation: In a functional organization, the project team members have dual reporting to two bosses – the project manager and the functional manager.
In a weak matrix organization, the power rests with the functional manager.
In a balanced matrix organization, the power is shared between the functional manager and the project manager. A projectized organization is grouped by projects and the project manager has complete control on the project and its team.
A Tight matrix organization refers to co-locating the project team and has nothing to do with a matrix organization.
Therefore, a project manager would find it difficult to drive team development in a weak matrix organization.