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When would a company consider using a matrix structure? How does the global matrix differ from a domestic matrix structure? Why is knowledge sharing so important to a global organization?

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When would a company consider using a matrix structure? How does the global matrix differ from a domestic matrix structure? Why is knowledge sharing so important to a global organization?

An organization creates a matrix structure for the purpose of a specific project which arises out of a special need of an organization. It is led by a project manager and most of the time, the team will only exist for the duration of the project and matrix structures are usually deployed to develop new products and services. It has proven to be flexible as teams can be created, changed, and dissolved without encountering a major problem. With the matrix structure, there is an increased communication and coordination and it increases the motivation of individual employees. The achievement of goals can bring a sense of commitment and satisfaction to all those concerned. A matrix structure can also provide training in functional and ...

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The solution discusses when a company can consider using a matrix structure, the differences of the global matrix and domestic matrix structure and the importance of knowledge sharing to a global organization. References included.

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