In many of my Medium posts, I refer to self-organization, psychological safety, craft, trust, and “mission based” teams. I enjoy working in these environments, and I believe they lead to better results. I wouldn’t regard myself as “anti-management”, but I am skeptical about the value of certain management styles (e.g. helicopter management, command-and-control, etc.).
Equally disruptive is that we tend to synchronize execution cadence with the planning and prioritization cadence. Somehow, all projects start to take one, two, three, or four quarters. This worsens the quarterly “hit” (due to harmonic oscillation), and impacts decision making. The shit goes down… at the start and end of every quarter.