Base: enough to “be on the model”. You have
Beginner: The team is cares enough about search
to to adopt some basic practices in earnest but is
still performing them at a rudimentary level.
Intermediate: Practices are somewhat mature and
are delivering fewer errors and more eﬃciency.
Search eﬀort is primarily viewed as a "cost center".
For many teams, Intermediate practices may be
Advanced: The team is doing something well
beyond what most of the rest of the industry and is
seeing a great deal of eﬃciency and business value
as a result.
Search eﬀort is viewed as a strategic asset that
drives business value! Generates "proﬁt".
Extreme: Elements within the Extreme category are
ones that are expensive to achieve but for some
teams should be their target.
Put another way, most organizations would be crazy
to implement them, while this minority would be
crazy to not implement them.
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