Self-organizing Teams. Unicorns or the Real Deal.

My presentation from Agile in the City conference showing how we used the agile approach to create a self-organising company. Starting with Management 3.0 tools and techniques and coaching people how to be self-organised and self-managed, we created a company without managers which is now based on the circles and roles as seen in Holacracy or Sociocracy 3.0.

Our approach is designed around the ‘6 Es of self-organisation':

  • engage people and their interactions
  • enable everyone to improve the system
  • encourage a knowledge sharing culture
  • employ for attitude not for skill
  • empower people to create the system
  • ensure happiness at work