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What is the meaning of Responsibilities Assignment Matrix?

A responsibilities assignment matrix is a device for recording who is responsible for what. A responsibilities assignment contains a summary of specific responsibilities, normally as rows, and individuals or organisational elements as columns. Symbols are placed in the body of the responsibilities assignment to represent the involvement of individuals as a means of fostering and recording their role in, and commitment to, strategy implementation (Turner, 1993: 142). In workshop or team situations, such as group model building, it may be useful to distinguish stakeholders, experts in aspects of the system being discussed, and members of an internal modelling team who will carry the technical work forward and record their negotiated and agreed responsibilities.


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