Leaders who can manage horizontally and
across functions are typical of the world’s
most admired companies.
Companies which ranked highest amongst
their peers as being “most admired” had lead
ers better able to work across their organi
sation in a “cross-functional and horizontal
way,” a recent study reveals.
According to the trends which emerged
from the recently published annual lists of the
World’s Most Admired Companies by the Hay
Group, leaders dealing with the downturn
need to be more dynamic and keep their dif
ferent divisions operating within an overall
The survey results found that 83 per cent
of the most admired companies felt that they
were better able to manage the matrix or
ganisation effectively, compared with only 58
per cent of their peer group.