Self-Organized Teams
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Self-Organized Teams

Learn what self-organization is & gain practical tools to implement it into your team or organization
4.7 (6 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
27 students enrolled
Created by Unity Effect
Last updated 3/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 17 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • What differentiates self-organized teams from traditional teams
  • Why self-organizing teams are suited to deal with today’s complex, fast-paced world by staying agile and innovative
  • What a post-hierarchical organization is and how to build self-organized structures
  • Methods to decentralize and empower team decision-making and unleash the collective power and creativity in the team
  • The key mindset shifts which support new ways of working
  • How to create a thriving team environment with high levels of trust, effective communication and human connection
  • How to work and lead with purpose
Requirements
  • No
Description

The world of work is changing. Many teams and organizations struggle to keep up with the pace of change and innovation. At the same time, many people are disengaged and feel underappreciated at work. In this context, many people are looking for new ways of organizing and working together in teams. Self-organized teams have emerged as a solution to these challenges.

We know that the strength of a team has the potential to make or break a project. We know that strong teams have the potential to get better results and innovate more. Yet it is often a challenge for teams to organize themselves in a way that that balances between stability and flexibility, and that supports and maximizes the potential of every individual as well as the whole team.

What exactly is self-organization in teams?

No, it’s not about individuals in a team being really good at organizing their individual work.

Self organization offers a different way of organizing groups, teams or organizations compared to traditional top down hierarchies.

In a self-organized team, decision-making is decentralized and happens within the team, rather than being directed from someone else. The team functions more like a living organism and is able to adapt faster to change and innovation.

In this course you will learn about building self-organized teams which are:

  • flexible, adaptable and resilient to change and complexity

  • where the communication is open and effective

  • where the team members are comfortable to be themselves and are empowered to bring in their full set of skills and creativity

In this course we will take a holistic approach to self-organization which looks at the mindset, behaviour, structures and cultures which support it to work successfully.

You might have heard about agile project management, lean, scrum, kanban - or about Teal organisations, sociocracy, holacracy or any of the other methods and approaches which work with self-organization. Together they cover aspects from process optimization and agility, to purpose driven work, to thriving and connected team cultures and form a holistic picture of self-organization.

Whether you want to transform your organization completely or you are simply looking for ways to build a healthier team culture, this course will provide you with content and tools to start where you are at.

What you’ll learn:

  • What differentiates self-organized teams from traditional teams

  • Why self-organizing teams are suited to deal with today’s complex, fast-paced world by staying agile and innovative

  • What a post-hierarchical organization is and how to build self-organized structures

  • Methods to decentralize and empower team decision-making and unleash the collective power and creativity in the team

  • The key mindset shifts which support new ways of working

  • How to create a thriving team environment with high levels of trust, effective communication and human connection

  • How to work and lead with purpose

What you'll get:

  • 17 downloadable worksheets with exercises and tools for you and your team.

Please note: the total time to take the course including the exercises is between 2-4 hours.

Who this course is for:
  • Team leaders and managers, team members, founders, volunteer managers and anyone who wants to create a more empowered, thriving team culture
  • Anyone who wants to learn about alternative ways of structuring team work
  • Anyone who is interested in new work, agile, scrum, lean or Teal and wants to gain a holistic understanding of what’s behind the buzzwords
  • Anyone who wants to bring more trust, appreciation and human connection into their team
Course content
Expand all 28 lectures 01:19:40
+ Introduction
7 lectures 23:58
Introducing: self-organization
03:44
Working in complexity
05:35
A holistic approach to a new way of working
04:23
+ Self-Organized Mindset
6 lectures 15:36
Introduction to Self-Organized Mindset
01:33
People want to do their best
02:37
Push versus pull: working with intrinsic motivation
02:26
Working with purpose
03:02
Sometimes the boss is not the best person to make a decision
02:31
Bringing your whole self to work
03:27
+ Self-Organized Structures
6 lectures 16:36
Introduction to Self-Organized Structures
01:35
Examples of Alternative Organizational Structures
03:40
The role of purpose in self-organization
02:30
Roles and leads versus position descriptions and managers
02:42
Self-Organized decision-making
02:30
Methods for decentralized decision-making
03:39
+ Self-Organized Behaviour
4 lectures 09:59
Introduction to Self-Organized Behaviour
00:49
Leadership in self-organization
02:21
Communication and Listening
03:25
Practicing transparent and honest communication
03:24
+ Self-Organized Team Culture
4 lectures 11:50
Introduction to Self-Organized Team Culture
01:04
The magic ingredient: team psychological safety
03:01
Team feedback and reflection
03:37
Dealing with conflict
04:08