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