Sunday, March 19, 2017

Book review: Team of Teams

Team of Teams: 

The Power of Small Groups in a Fragmented World 

General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, Chris Fussell 

A great book on how to generate a flexible and agile organization prepared to win in a complex world. The authors explain how they created a culture and an organization composed of a network of autonomous teams that at the same time have a shared purpose and a common context.
The most impressive thing about this book is that they described a real story of a deep transformation from a very difficult starting point:

  • A huge military task force 
  • A very solid command and control culture 
  • Several separated organizations 
  • Security risks about sharing information 

So no excuses… It can be done even in the most difficult contexts.

An indispensable book for anyone interested organizations that are adaptable, agile and prepared for this fast-paced, changing and interconnected world.

Note: An interesting podcast with one of the authors bosslevelpodcast interview McChrystal

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