Big businesses are insanely complex places.
And it’s your job, as a manager in the big business, to manage said complexity.
Here’s a fascinating article, written by an executive at Facebook, talking about how her job utterly changed beyond recognition as her team grew.
As her team got bigger and bigger, her life became less about doing wonderful work and cultivating meaningful relationships with colleagues, and more about, well… managing the insane complexity of it all.
Eventually, she came to the realization that this “managing complexity” had become her job.
Suddenly her job was no longer about worrying about the quality of the balls, but to make sure the balls were all kept in the air.
It’s a different focus, one that requires a huge transition in the mind of the manager. Be ready when it happens.