Tales of failure, silos and scaling
Organizational friction is the natural consequence of the way we structure companies once they get to scale, says Lean Startup guru and author Eric Ries. In these large organizations, teams eventually end up siloed. How can you innovate when you can’t cross-pollinate?
On this episode of the FRICTION podcast, Ries joins Stanford professor and organizational psychologist Bob Sutton to talk about adding rigor to the way we think about innovation, organization and product development. By breaking down silos and changing the way management views failure, Ries says, you free your team up to be creative and add a little entrepreneurial mindset to their day-to-day lives.
The FRICTION podcast is a deep dive into Stanford Engineering Professor Bob Sutton’s research on the causes and cures for organizational friction — that phenomenon that frustrates employees, fatigues teams and causes organizations to flounder and fail. Packed with raw humor, sage advice and candid stories, the FRICTION podcast unveils tactics to improve the way we work. FRICTION is produced by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.