I like this comment: “By the way, every few years a new Management Philosophy is announced and the previous Management Philosophy is denounced. Matrix Management seems to have been a product of the Industrial Revolution. It was superseded in the 1970s by Management By Objectives, which was superseded in the 1980s by Theory Z. I don’t know what the latest Management Theory is called. In any event, Matrix Management has been rather thoroughly discredited. I do know that it doesn’t work very well.”
See previous discussion here: https://lobste.rs/s/1ydlnj/10_years_internal_atari_emails_1982_1992
Suggest merging, but this link is excellent for the context it provides.
(Also, as a lifetime VMS partisan, the newbie VAX/VMS questions in the some of the mails are amusing.)