A squad is an organizational model for Scrum. It was especially developed by Spotify. It is the smallest granular level of a group. Thus a Squad is comparable with a Scrum Team. Above all, it is self-controlling. With it the dynamics of a startup should be mapped.

A tribe groups squads.

Further organizational forms of the Spotify organizational model:

A chapter consists of members of a tribe who have the same expertise.

A Guild is a group of team members with the same expertise and/or the same interests.

Why this is interesting for a Chief Digital Officer (CDO)?
Scrum is a form of agile business. Today, many agree that digitalization only works agilely in companies. Many New Work followers also see it this way. For this reason Scrum is important for Chief Digital Officer (CDO) to know. A wide variety of startups have also developed special adaptions (e.g. Spotify). For corporates there are also special adaptations of the Scrum Model (e.g. SAFe), so that you can work fast and structured agile. Because often there are large resistances in traditional structures. Perhaps these approaches can help to break up encrusted structures and transform the company into an agile startup. This can free up a lot of energy. However, this should go hand in hand with sensible change management. Otherwise there is a great danger that agile will become chaos.

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