From the desire to become more agile as an organization and to be able to respond better to major changes, more and more teams are looking at forms of self-management. Sometimes by working agile, others by setting up self-organizing teams and some companies are moving towards holocracy.
Whatever form of self-management you adopt and regardless of the extent to which your organization implements this principle, there are a number of elements that are crucial for success. As commandos, we have been working as small self-managing teams since the Second World War. Autonomous, with clear roles and a clear common goal.
Start with self-steering
It is no coincidence that self-management plays a major role in our book Green On. But beware: you cannot compare us to the agile coaches and lean trainers you may have encountered before. We work with a number of clear principles and emphasize practical tips and use cases, so that we can work together. After all, self-management is about doing, not about talking.
Curious about how we approach self-management and what we can do for you? Then please contact us.