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Human Teams

Humans Book: Extreme Ownership
  • Most great things are delivered by human teams.

  • There is a large variance in performance between teams vs between individuals.

    • Thought: The large variance could be because of complex interactions in teams vs individual simplicity?
  • Teams need a sense of purpose, autonomy, and extreme skill diversity.

  • Handoffs between teams create potential for failure.

  • There are no bad teams only bad leaders.

  • Teams want to win. Leadership acts as a forcing function to achieve victory.

  • For teams to communicate up the chain of command, everyone needs to speak the same language.

    • i.e. They have to know why they’re working on something to truly believe.
  • Teams working on a problem often develop familiarity and expertise with that problem.

Scrum, Organization, Tortured Genius, Scalable Policies,