Managing a Matrix Team

Management and Leadership

Aims of the course

This one-day course is a solid introduction and overview of the skills, strategies, tools and mindset needed to be successful in matrix team management.


Who will benefit from attending?

  • HR professionals
  • Team managers
  • Managers or staff working within a matrix structure, organisation or team


Reference Nr.:
Experience Level:
Main Group


Participants will learn to:

  • Gain a better understanding of matrix structures: advantages vs. disadvantages
  • Understand the skills critical to performing well in a matrix environment
  • Apply best practices to overcome the challenges associated with working in a matrix team
  • Develop management skills that will allow leaders to successfully run a matrix structure
  • Apply effective virtual communication styles and techniques
  • Develop strategies to support effective working within a matrix management structure


Key topics covered:

  • Defining your own matrix - gaining better personal perception
  • Defining matrix teams, identifying advantages to be gained and challenges to overcome
  • Adjusting structure, systems and skills to the requirements of matrix working environment
  • Identifying the 5 dysfunctions of a matrix team
  • Motivating and empowering agile teams
  • Communication in matrix structures
  • Understanding network and levels of influence 
  • Strategies and best practice to enable effective management of a matrix team
  • Action planning


What is included?

The majority of our courses are customised and delivered in house.  Our standard fee for customised course delivery over the duration of a day is £950.00, which includes diagnostics, course customisation to ensure the course meets the specific needs of your organisation, materials and delivery to groups of up to 15 people.  This equates to a training investment of £65.00 per head. Certificates are issued upon completion of the training for all participants.