An activity to explore networks, connections, interdependency, and information flow:
The Matrix activity offers opportunities to explore the effectiveness of different matrix, cell, and linear reporting systems within an internal supply chain. It also offers the chance to model organizational networks and flows of information or resources around them. Each Matrix set is designed for 16 participants. Multiples of sets may be connected for larger numbers of participants.
Individuals within the group try to complete their personal targets for the organization to achieve its goal according to strict rules on how the supply chain network is set up. Each individual must obtain a series of colored links in a specific order, but can only network with those who they are physically connected with.
Sometimes individuals in organizations and complex networks will need to consider the needs of others as well as their own individual targets, and the same is true in this activity.
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Watch this video to learn more about Matrix.