23 May '14, 5am
Great post on Pivotal Labs org culture through growth - Org Chart Growth and Keeping Our “Flatness” via @pivotallabs
We’re growing. You may have heard that we were acquired in 2012. You might also have heard that we’ve been spun out again as a core part of a new company that shares part of our name. From when I started at Pivotal Labs back in 2009, we’ve grown by a factor of six just within ‘Labs and we’re now part of an organization that’s twelve hundred strong. If you were watching our org chart during this time you might have wondered where we got the magic beans for that growing bean stalk. When I started four years ago we all “reported” to one person, and we talked a lot about being a “flat” organization. Then we got multiple offices, and added a local director layer. Then office head count grew beyond one director having a close relationship with all of the pivots and keeping up with director duties, so we added managers. Then we got enough managers and head count still growing tha...