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Can you explain more about matrix management?

Sorry, I missed your comment. If you've seen Office Space, comically it's kind of like that. I had four different direct bosses, each who were supposed to manage different aspects of what I did. What ended up happening most of the time was I had a "real" boss who would direct myself and a few other developers, and then we'd have random drop-ins of managers who had no clue what was going on and trying to change things to meet some ridiculous quota they had.

Really the whole thing is set up to limit manager accountability (since managers can just point the finger at each other when something goes wrong) and increase worker frustration...it's not uncommon for two managers to tell you to do two different things.

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