This infographic by Brown & Company outlines the genetic structure of high-performance teams and the four phases they use to bring a product to market: Ready, Aim, Fire, Adjust. Such workgroups can't be hampered by bureaucracy; they must have "room to run, to experiment and even fail," according to the infographic. In return, managers get regular updates and infuse their vision and culture onto these teams.
Brown & Company argue that small, entrepreneurial teams should be in charge of pursuing new products and bringing them to market. Check out the full infographic below (click for a larger version).