Sad Team Sprint Post, Part Two

By Kiran Aditham Comment

This somewhat incoherent diatribe found its way into our Anonymous Tips queue on Thursday. Without commentary, we present our sequel to the epic Team Sprint rant we posted last month. Read on, and feel free to offer your interpretation in the comments section:

I may put down the gloves for a minute…we haven’t done shit to Leo besides stating truth and this is horrible for not all parties- I enjoyed the comments the most. A full re-organization of the Team Sprint team. Unfortunately, I can’t upload the org chart anonymously. But, what it has is a “team” broken out by focus: integrated programs, acquisition, strategy and analytics. Then sub groups like Product, Brand, Sports, B2B, etc. Still lots of holes to fill. There’s supposed to be 300 people on the business and we’re just shy of 100.

It doesn’t take a genius to see that the org chart isn’t exactly the Team Sprint model that was promised. Division of work by company, with Leo leading all branding. Seems a lot like the old model, not a paradigm shift, as was promised in the press releases.

It also doesn’t take a genius to see which boss the Leo account director, that was referenced in your previous post, is sleeping with and why it’s such a problem for the team model. When the person your sleeping with is the boss of the Digitas account lead, it’s no wonder she can do whatever she wants without reproach. Add in the internal memo, off the record of course, where we’re supposed to make sure we redirect as much revenue as possible back to us to cover the Samsung and Allstate losses.

Yes, we are a team! What you have here is a picture of dysfunction. It looks even worse on the creative org chart. Anyone want to place bets on how long this re-org sticks?