Re: Communicating from the Enterprise to Project Teams
Ron Jeffries <ronjeffries <at> acm.org>
2010-08-01 00:04:31 GMT
Hello, PAUL. On Saturday, July 31, 2010, at 8:18:54 AM, you wrote:
> This assumption as been questioned in the past and there is a
> body of evidence that suggest that this is not the case. So if
> performance falls off with organisational size, why employ a large organisation?
> Instead of seeing large as a badge of success, history has shown
> that more often then not large is a badge of failure.
> Google has lots of small autonomous teams. Centrally all that
> occurs is a portfolio of projects is maintained in order of
> perceived value. This is used to manage budgets.
> They adopt the approach that there is more to gain by releasing
> teams, rather then trying to "enable" them. An alternative way of
> thinking about things, which is based on a completely different set of assumptions.
Recall, though, that Marvin's teams have incredibly high turnover,
and this is not likely to be corrected.
Only the hand that erases can write the true thing. -- Meister Eckhart