When retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal and former Navy SEAL Chris Fussell co-wrote Team of Teams, they drew on their experience transforming the U.S. military’s Special Forces into a flexible and nimble force that could defeat Al-Qaeda’s decentralized network in Iraq. They proved that the agility, adaptability, and cohesion of small teams could be scaled up to large organizations, while breaking down the silos that frequently cause problems.
Since Team of Teams became a bestseller in 2015, business leaders have repeatedly asked Fussell the same questions: How can I transform my own organization into a team of teams? Is that kind of dramatic change even possible, outside of the urgency of a combat zone? If so, what are the practical steps to get there?
Many Teams, One Mission answers those questions and many more. Drawing on his and consulting work with the McChrystal Group, Fussell shows how civilian organizations have transformed their way of doing business – becoming flatter, quicker, and much more collaborative across departments and divisions. Along with sharing his own experiences from the battlefield, he explores examples from industry titans like Intuit and Under Armour, which have adopted a similar model in order to unite everyone around single compelling mission. The result is a “shared consciousness” that drives consistently better results with less friction and inter-group rivalry.
This book is for any leader who wishes he or she could get everyone to look beyond their narrow field of vision to understand -- and contribute to – the organization’s one true mission.