If you want to escape the grativational pull inherent in ALL large organization you want to pay some attention to what Amazon have done with their Two Pizza Teams. Ok the “two pizzas” might be exaggerating the number of skinny interns with even skinnier lattes but when speedy acceleration matters, Amazon’s small teams have the autonomy AND authority to make decisions to meet their goals – to move their measure “up and to the right”. To ensure alignment, until recently all teams required Jeff Bezos to approve the “fitness functions” or performance metrics to ensure they were cascaded down from the larger organization’s core mission and goals.
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