It’s about experts leading experts.
— Read on hbr.org/2020/11/how-apple-is-organized-for-innovation
There are *excellent* ideas in this article, and it very much defines what is missing from many bureaucracies (public sector and private).
This has been especially obvious in different government’s responses to the COVID-19 response. When experts are leading in the room where decisions are being made, better decisions are made.
I’ve been thinking about executives and teams I’ve worked with over the years, and just how easy it is to get stuck, but find comfort in experience.
We’ve all heard the line “one year of experience, ten times.” It’s insulting, and facile, and dangerously close to the truth.
We must always be learning, always open to new ideas and the possibility of being wrong. Always.
Or else we haven’t had 10+ years of experience, we’ve had a much smaller number several times.