The next time you decide to make what seems like a radical change, don’t fool yourself into believing you’re being brave and bold. Instead, ask yourself the right questions. Figure out where the bet falls on the risk spectrum, along with the consequences if it doesn’t work out. Then you’ll know whether to take that leap.
Uber also developed a corporate structure to make each team self-sufficient and remove all barriers to execution. It inherited a company structure used at Amazon called Programs & Platforms. Programs & Platforms works by grouping people into cross-functional groups, so that every team is able to operate independently and every barrier to execution is removed.