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Compare and contrast the matrix orgainzation and the team organization, describing any...

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esther77 | Honors

Posted May 1, 2013 at 12:56 AM via web

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Compare and contrast the matrix orgainzation and the team organization, describing any similarities and differences.

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted May 1, 2013 at 10:42 PM (Answer #1)

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A matrix business organization functions in an environment where two or more equally weighted functions must occur with concurrent activity and with which two or more elements of function must function at high performance levels. There are two or more centers of command (consistent with the number of organizational functions).

A team business organization allows for independent and freely creative teams made up of intelligent knowledgeable individuals who are able to and apt at sharing information and ideas.

The similarity is that both deal with multiple components of organization while the difference is that in the matrix there is strict chain of command while in teams there is unbounded freedom, though there may be group leaders.

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