How to Master “Matrix Boss Madness”

Matrix management – where supervisors with related skills are pooled for a more productive project outcome – can actually create a lot of chaos for you if not orchestrated well.

As we emerge from fuzzy job descriptions where responsibilities haphazardly crossed over each other during the recession – to a gradual recovery – some supervisors may be looking to aggressively take an employee under their wing. Consequently, the said employee may be at a loss as to whom to please and when.

In my recent article on I show employees how they can take action in mitigating some of the madness. It’s empowering, and a valued, long-term career tool that not only helps the employee promote their own career but also makes their supervisors’ task much easier.

To learn how to spot the signs of Matrix Boss Madness and develop Matrix Mastery, check out the complete article on