OP1 is a massive bureaucratic monstrosity, where billions of investment and over a million employees are allocated to projects across Amazon. And this is a bit of what it feels like to be buried in the organizational structure.
Weekly leadership advice from an ex-Amazon GM and Tech Director.
This fun article was a list of topics I wanted to write about, but didn't want to turn into entire articles on their own. And to encourage you to read, I suggest that you need to see number 19!
In organizations, you will continually re-litigate decisions and agreements if you don't carefully document them.
We act with good intentions. But those actions often lead to an equal and opposite side effect. Are you thinking about what those might be?
Work-life balance isn't simply giving away free food, or lots of vacation days. It's often about what skills an employee can develop and use to set boundaries.
Growing isn't as simple as learning new skills. It frequently means moving into areas of discomfort. This is a set of anecdotes from my move to GM.