Passionate teams isolate themselves

Ooh, this is good:

«Teams that are passionate about something tend to become more passionate over time. But almost with certainty, the broader organization they’re in doesn’t share the same passion.

As teams get more and more passionate, it isolates them from the broader team. Within the sub-team, the feeling grows and multiplies that the broader team “just doesn’t get it”. And within the broader team, the feeling grows and multiplies that the sub-team is “in their little corner”, focused on the wrong things, and hard to work with (because they insist on seeing everything through the lens of their passion). This effect compounds as distrust builds, and can lead to a point where the team is reorged to “fix it”, which can be catastrophic for passionate teams

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