Multi Projects Case Study

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1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The following report is based on a case study of Multi Projects Inc. Multi Projects Inc. is an organization that operates in a Matrix-type Organization but does not effectively and efficiently utilize this type of organizational structure to its fullest potential and this becomes disadvantageous in this particular scenario. This is illustrated through a number of problems identified in this report such as a lack of project prioritisation, no clear and appropriate balance of power between project- and functional managers, inefficient utilisation of resources, lack of a personal development and knowledge growth programme and a display of dysfunctional behaviour by individuals. The primary causes of the above stated…show more content…
• Sometimes unclear priorities may also confuse the employees. • Generally matrix organizations have more managers, which make overhead cost very high. • Many times in matrix organizations, workload is high. Employees have to do their regular work, along with the additional project related tasks. How to overcome disadvantages of the Matrix structure: The above discussed disadvantages of matrix organization structure can be overcome by following the guidelines given below. • Well-defined and strong communication is very important to gain support from executives, managers, and employees. Organizations must communicate their vision, objectives and goal with the employees. • There must be close cooperation between the project manager and the functional manager to avoid confusion and conflicts. • Conflict between the project manager and the functional manager must resolve as early as possible, and in private. • Roles and responsibilities must be documented and clearly communicated to avoid the confusion.” 4 INVESTIGATION: PROBLEMS, CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS On investigation into the case study we have observed the following problems and causes thereof within Multi Projects Inc.: 1. No clear balance of power, inappropriate utilisation of resources and lack of learning and knowledge growth From the behaviour displayed by Jennifer, Julie, Jeff, and Tyler,
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