Organizational Structure (Was: Plays well with others)

Subject: Organizational Structure (Was: Plays well with others)
From: david -dot- locke -at- amd -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 13:25:11 -0600

When a writer is responsible for one product they end up answering to a
product manager, and a documentation manager. When a document product
manager is used they also end up answering to a product manager and a
documentation manager. Yes, this is a matrix organization. In matrix
organizations line and staff management intersect.

What other models are actually used? I've always been in the above
situation. Even now where I have a client and a departmental manager, I'm
trapped in a matrix. Given that we are a staff function unless we work for a
technical writing company, I don't see how we escape the matrix. Let me know
how to do that. Thanks.



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