Tradeoffs in the Spotify Model, continued.

Reporting Stability

Optimizes for retaining one’s manager, assumes that day-to-day peer and team relationships are transient.

Cooperation

Navigating inter-team relationships is not well-defined. Teams optimize for their own interests and little structure is provided to help other priorities. Alignment is second to autonomy.


  • Previous tradeoffs in the model 4B1H3.