Matrix Intersections and Traffic Circles

For those of you that have read the book, you know that I often refer to matrix roles being at “the intersection.”  These roles are intended to bring together disparate parts of the organization and that can look (and feel!) like very much like a busy intersection (fender-benders and all).

But what if we thought about it more like a traffic circle?  Take a look at this excerpt from a recent workshop I conducted that positions our jobs as matrix leaders as finessing the flow of an organizational traffic circle:

Matrix Intersections and Traffic Circles Discussion