Brown seeking to free McLaren from ‘gridlock’ decision process
- November 18, 2019
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McLaren chief executive Zak Brown says the F1 team has being held back by a rigid decision-making process and vows to free the outfit from an impeding gridlock.
McLaren initiated a management restructuring before last week’s British Grand Prix, with racing director Eric Boullier stepping down from his position.
Brown says there will be more changes in the near future, including outside hires, as McLaren fine tunes its structure to allow individuals rather than committees to implement decisions.
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“The structure is not allowing certain individuals to be as entrepreneurial as I would like them to be,” Brown was quoted as saying by Motorsport.com.
“I think it has not enabled them to make decisions quickly enough. I think sometimes there is an appropriate time for decision by committee, and then I think there’s also times when there should be decisions by individuals.
“At times our decision-making process and the speed with which we make decisions gets gridlocked. So that needs to be changed, and I think our biggest issue has been structural and organizational,” he added.
Brown insists there is no lack of talent or resources at McLaren, underlining his task of bringing it all together for a productive and successful outcome.
“There is great talent that we need to unleash that in the current environment has not been able to blossom, and then also bringing in people from the outside that have other experiences to help contribute to shaping a quicker, faster organization,” said the American.
“My job leading the Formula 1 team is to ultimately put that pace into the organisation, give the direction, get the right leadership in place and get on with getting back to where I think everyone in this room recognises McLaren should be.”
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