Beware the leadership hydra

The siren song of multidisciplinary leadership teams and how it goes wrong

Photo by Deon Black on Unsplash

I was talking to a friend from Google the other day of the new leadership structure their organisation has adopted. They call it leadership quads. Where every area has a group of people from four different disciplines co-leading: engineering, product, user experience and program management. The underlying goal is a sound one: make sure that…