Cargo cult behavior is a perilous pitfall in the tech industry. It’s when an organization tries to copy the success of others without understanding the underlying concepts. This can lead to disillusionment, stagnation, and a loss of faith in leadership. It’s important to identify cargo cults in tech by evaluating whether a trend or tool has been implemented in letter or spirit. In my post I describe a framework that will help to spot this kind of dysfunctional behavior in your organization.