Synergies and economies of scale
Category: (Mis-) understanding self-management
Will we lose synergies and economies of scale if teams just start doing their own thing with no central coordination?
This video discusses how, in practice, organizations get to enjoy the best of both world: reaping synergies where they are, but without the diseconomies of motivation and disempowerment that almost inevitably show up when we centralize tasks in pursuit of specialization and economies of scale.
My hope is for the comments below the video to surface our collective wisdom on the topic. This could enrich the videos tremendously.
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