Structure Your Thinking in a Matrix

Matrix grids make it easier to handle complexity and to
make connections

Structure Your Thinking in a Matrix

Matrix grids make it easier to handle complexity and to
make connections

The matrix subdivides thinking into
connected and aligned parts.

The matrix subdivides thinking into
connected and aligned parts.

Mind maps or trees reflect how our minds work, connecting ideas in an unstructured way. The
matrix represents the same thought process, but shows the connections in a structured and
aligned way, allowing us to see and discover new patterns.

Ways the Matrix can Bring Value to You

Industries

Automotive I

Automotive I

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Automotive II

Automotive II

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Mining

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Public Sector

Public Services

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Functions

Human Resources I

Human Resources

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Human Resources II

Human Resources II

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Finance I

Finance I

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Finance II

Finance II

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Information Technology

Information Technology

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Programs

Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation

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Client Journey

Client Journey

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Sustainable Long Term Growth

Sustainable Long Term Growth

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Post Merger Integration

Post Merger Integration

Risk & Compliance

Risk & Compliance

Master Lean Manufacturing

Master Lean Manufacturing

Implement King Code 4

Implement King Code 4

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The Beauty of the Matrix

Designing a Matrix

Design your strategy in a framework by following a quick 4 step process. A different approach to strategy design.

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Designing a Matrix

Following a quick 4 step process

  • The first step to building a matrix is to frame the purpose or ambition for the matrix in the upper left hand corner is to frame the purpose (the why?) for the matrix.

    For example:

    • Grow my business

    Tip:
    The purpose should be framed in a few words and should state a serious intent to all stakeholder.

  • A dimension is a word or concept that can be broken down in parts. Identifying the dimensions of the matrix solution is the most important part of the journey.

    Dimension 1 on the x-axis are outcome based objectives (what?).
    For example:

    • Customer Focus
    • Revenue Growth
    • Cost & Efficiency
    • Asset Efficiency

    Dimension 2 on the y-axis are the focus areas (who?).
    For example:

    • Product Development
    • Operations
    • Sales & Marketing
    • Finance

    Tip:
    When determining what the dimensions are, make sure that they are limited and that there are no overlaps.

  • After you have determined what your dimensions are, you can now make the connections in the intersects. Each intersect in the matrix represents a value creation concept.

    For example:
    How does ‘Production’ contribute to my business having ‘inspired employees’?
    Example:

    • Improve employee feedback in production

    Tip:
    Do not force connections. White spaces can serve as innovation opportunities at a later stage.

  • Evaluate which intersects have the highest potential. Then zone in and enrich these intersects.

    Here we need to ideate possible solutions, build quick prototypes and obtain feedback fast to ensure that we are on the right track.

    Tip:
    A matrix is a storyboard and a communication tool, use language carefully and consistently.

Multi-layer Matrices

Structure and connect matrices using multiple layered cascading, program or network structures.

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Connecting and Scaling Matrices

Build matrix structures depending on the applied use case

Cascading
Structure

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Cascading Structure

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Program
Structure

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Program Structure

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Network
Structure

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Network Structure

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