Challenging Times for Complex Organizations: Leadership through an Innovative Matrix Structure

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308561
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Challenging Times for Complex Organizations: Leadership through an Innovative Matrix Structure
Author(s):
Garrison, Deborah R.; Williamson, Kathleen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Beta
Author Details:
Deborah R. Garrison, RN, PhD, drgarrison@widener.edu; Kathleen Williamson, PhD, RN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Higher education today is faced with many challenges, and requires an engaged workforce organized to facilitate innovative approaches to achieve the mission, goals, and expected outcomes of the university and academic units. Complexity science offers new ways to structure organizations to foster greater responsiveness, to increase collaboration among individual members, and to encourage self-organization. A matrix organizational structure offers the opportunity for partnerships across the academic unit to be fostered by boundary-spanning roles focusing on areas such as assessment and accreditation, technology integration, and simulation implementation. This session will offer an example of a school of nursing that is using a matrix leadership approach while existing within a traditional bureaucratic university structure. Interrelationships among vertical, horizontal, and shared governance roles will be explored and related to complexity science concepts. Outcomes achieved through the structure, as well as areas for continuing improvement will be discussed. Data from assessment of the matrix structure, as well as the processes used for assessment, will be presented.
Keywords:
complexity; matrix; leadership
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChallenging Times for Complex Organizations: Leadership through an Innovative Matrix Structureen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGarrison, Deborah R.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, Kathleenen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEta Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsDeborah R. Garrison, RN, PhD, drgarrison@widener.edu; Kathleen Williamson, PhD, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308561-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Higher education today is faced with many challenges, and requires an engaged workforce organized to facilitate innovative approaches to achieve the mission, goals, and expected outcomes of the university and academic units. Complexity science offers new ways to structure organizations to foster greater responsiveness, to increase collaboration among individual members, and to encourage self-organization. A matrix organizational structure offers the opportunity for partnerships across the academic unit to be fostered by boundary-spanning roles focusing on areas such as assessment and accreditation, technology integration, and simulation implementation. This session will offer an example of a school of nursing that is using a matrix leadership approach while existing within a traditional bureaucratic university structure. Interrelationships among vertical, horizontal, and shared governance roles will be explored and related to complexity science concepts. Outcomes achieved through the structure, as well as areas for continuing improvement will be discussed. Data from assessment of the matrix structure, as well as the processes used for assessment, will be presented.en_GB
dc.subjectcomplexityen_GB
dc.subjectmatrixen_GB
dc.subjectleadershipen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:56Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:56Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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