Convenor: management and leadership in matrix teams

Matrix teams don’t need a leader to provide direction, and they don’t need a manager to assign day to day work, but having someone in the role of convenor to bring people together is helpful.

The idea came from a conversation on Twitter with Leanne and Jonny about team structures.

The collaborative leaders network describes a convenor as being “responsible for bringing people together to address an issue, problem, or opportunity.”, and “creating a “platform” for the collaboration”.