Lessons from re-organising a lot

What doesn’t work but still keeps popping up (especially when new leaders join)

Cargo culting FAANG

Going dark

What seems to work

Draft share decide

Use everyone’s experiences, not just the leaders.

Push autonomy as much as you can.

Big announcements are just for show, actual feedback comes from small group discussions.

If you wait for people to come to you to provide feedback, you don’t actually want feedback.

The first person everyone will talk to will be their manager and/or influential role models — make sure they’re ready in advance.

Repeat the message until people complain about hearing it.

If you have coaches available, use them.

Use simple, direct language not corporate, weaselly language.

Anticipate problems and prepare beforehand.

Structure should follow strategy

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Staff Agile Coach at Spotify, ex-ThoughtWorks, ex-CruiseControl

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