The matrix organization is a type of arrangement in which the authority power is share among project and functional manager. This type of organization overcome the disadvantage of functional organization by balancing the decision making power between functional and project manager.

Types of Matrix Organization

Strong Matrix

In this type of organization major authority lies with project manager rather than functional manager. It means, project resources will be more focused towards project activities rather than operational activities.

Weak Matrix

In this type of organization major authority lies with functional manager rather than project manager.

Balanced Matrix

In weak matrix, power is shared between project manager and functional manager.

However, in any of the above case resources allocated on projects are responsible for reporting to two bosses; project manager and functional manager.