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The need for organizational speed 🏃♂️💨
Today, for the first time in five years, I was able to take a peek behind the scenes of the Red Bull Racing factory.
It was impressive to see the whole team, a total of 1.200 people, all hard at work to manufacture the cars for the 2022 season. The factory operates 24/7; bare materials enter the building, and at end of the production line they’ve made a car that consists of 30,000 parts. But they don’t do this just once, they continue to improve the car throughout the year, cranking out 1,000 innovations every week.
It was fun to be back. As it was another factory visit five years ago, that start sparked my interest in the overlap of F1 and organizations started. This time I was invited by our client UK Connect as a speaker for their event, which was held at the factory.
When you peer under Formula 1’s hood, you find provocative organizational lessons about requiring room for reflection, distributing authority, clarifying purpose, innovating alongside intense regulation, and accelerating change at lightning-speed.
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