Your Org Is a Product
Last week I met a friend of mine for coffee to talk about our jobs (we’re both still relatively new at our respective companies), challenges we’re facing and to trade advice on how to tackle those challenges. My friend, an experienced and thoughtful product manager, was describing her proposed changes to the product roadmap. She talked about the strengths and shortcomings of the current product - cruft to be killed off, potentially strong feature areas that needed more attention, etc. - and how it would take time and patience to execute on her overarching vision and get things on the right track.
A bit later in the conversation, we began talking about org structures and she lamented how the org needed to change, but the person responsible just wouldn’t pull the trigger and get it over with. You hear this sort of complaint a lot with organizations. I’m definitely guilty of using terms...
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