In: Management

Organizational Self-Management

Consider a flock of birds: They are all flying in the same direction in perfect unison although no one leaders guides the flock or prescribes the direction. That’s how self-managing companies work. Holacracy, for example, is a method of decentralized management that replaces hierarchy with self-organizing teams who agree on a path forward. Similarly, in Teal organizations, individuals can make crucial decisions as long as they ask those in the know for relevant advice – and heed it. Tell that to the birds.


9 Book

Dare to Un-Lead

The Art of Relational Leadership in a Fragmented World
Celine Schillinger
Figure 1 Publishing, 2022
8 Book

Victory Through Organization

Why the War for Talent Is Failing Your Company and What You Can Do About It
Dave Ulrich et al.
McGraw-Hill, 2017
8 Book
Frederic Laloux
Nelson Parker, 2014
8 Article

The Future of Management Is Teal

Organizations are moving forward along an evolutionary spectrum, toward self-management, wholeness, and a deeper sense of purpose.
Frederic Laloux
Strategy+business, 2015
8 Article

First, Let’s Get Rid of All the Bosses

A radical experiment at Zappos to end the office workplace as we know it
Roger D. Hodge
New Republic, 2015
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Raise the Bar

Creative Strategies to Take Your Business And Personal Life to the Next Level
Mike Vance and Diane Deacon
Career Press, 1999

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