I've been thinking about creating some sort of “commando squad” inside a company. They would work outside of the regular planning, not responding to specific business needs, but serving a higher good for the company.

These are the rules for engagement:

  1. You are 100% responsible for your actions.
  2. You better not break it. But if you break it, you fix it immediately.
  3. You choose your goals and you choose your means. There won't be any experts there to say you should do this, you should do that.
  4. Everything you do should be an improvement over the original. Every goal should be a good goal.
  5. Goals should be small, attainable. 1-2 people; 1-2 weeks at most, 1-2 days preferably.
  6. There is no reward but the satisfaction of doing what needs to be done.