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You searched Library Catalogue - Title: Study smarter, not harder / Kevin Paul
Call Number (WOU) SP CEMBA 2012 8
Author Prashanth, Balakrishnan
Title Implementation and effectiveness of matrix structure in R&D organization / Prashanth Balakrishnan
Abstract The study focuses mainly on the effectiveness of Matrix organization design in R&D organization. The literature review has been conducted on various journals and secondary data on matrix design, structure, strengths and weaknesses. Literature also covers the popularity of Matrix through various industry analyses on organizations that have adapted Matrix structure for their success in managing their businesses and people. Research focuses mainly on the challenges encountered by employees working under the Matrix umbrella, suitability of Matrix for the organizational goals and also the project delivery. Byson is the R&D Organization selected for the study and with specific attention to R&D scope; the research has successfully examined the effectiveness of Matrix in terms of dual authority, employee engagement, project management factors, organizational goals and on overall employee job motivation working in the structure. Survey consists of the combination of close ended and open ended questionnaires which was conducted with the respective team members. The questionnaires were prepared to comprise all elements as mentioned above. Data analysis was then carried out using SPSS software to evaluate the outcome of the survey questionnaires. Finding revealed that the Matrix is definitely the right way forward for the organization of which the study was conducted but in term of its effectiveness in employee motivation seems to be still at average level. It is very much evident and proven from the survey that Matrix structure works best for projects management process as they bagged many successes in terms of achieving product requirements, product launch on time and Matrix align well with the organizations goals and objectives. Certain counter measures as recommended to be taken to further improve the communication among team members, transparency of decision making process, collaboration between dual authorities when it comes to performance appraisal and employee’s personal development. All the measures would eventually increase the overall employee’s motivation in working within the Matrix structure
Notes Final project report submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Business Administration (CeMBA)
Publisher/Year Penang : School of Business and Administration, Wawasan Open University, 2012
Physical Description 146 p.; 30 cm.
Subject Wawasan Open University -- Dissertations
Subject Employee motivation -- Malaysia

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