Quantum is a
global leader in
storage, delivering highly reliable backup, recovery and archive solutions.
The company established
accomplish two purposes:
1. to drive decisions downward;
increase innovation speed via real-time involvement of all relevant
Establishing innovation teams and divisions are
two changes that have enabled the firm to
Innovation teams at
Quantum are truly
Teams are not only accountable but also
resourced with the best functions have to offer and are looked to by
entire organization as the central execution vehicle for
Team members receive significant
compensation for their efforts, with an upside depending on results.
Teams can give considerable financial awards to
individuals who are not on the team but helped achieve success.
Team participation is the obvious career
and functions automatically
channel any issue for which the team is responsible, including outside
customer inquiries, directly to the team.
Teams are crisply launched. There is zero
lag time from when the team decides to
pursue an innovation initiative
to when the
team is completely staffed and charging forward.
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The natural and ongoing pull between the
teamís needs and those of the functions is not a source of tension.
Teams work closely with functions. Strong
functions make strong teams, and teams improve functional performance