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Self-managing teams & organizations

Rethinking Organizations: Human Services

Susan Basterfield

Rethinking Organisations enabled Support Providers in Western Australia to explore alternative organisational theory and practices that could potentially benefit the human services sector. This resource shares the outcomes and learnings from this project.

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Guides & Practices

Make Things That Matter with Andrew Skotzko

Susan Basterfield

Susan Basterfield shares her experience with decentralized team structures and participatory decision-making.

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Audio & Video

Leadermorphosis Podcast

Lisa Gill

Leadermorphosis is a podcast exploring the emerging world of self-management and progressive organisations. Hosted by Lisa Gill, each episode features a guest thought leader or practitioner offering a unique perspective on new and innovative ways of working.

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Audio & Video

Cut the bullshit: organizations with no hierarchy don’t exist

by Francesca Pick

Do completely horizontal organizations truly exist? Fueled by excitement about self-management, bossless leadership and models such as Holacracy, we increasingly hear unrealistic claims about the potential of “flat organizations”.

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Articles

Reinventing Business Education

by Susan Basterfield

We have a choice about how we want to work. Will we settle for the old paradigm of the corporation, or have we mustered the courage to create new systems that better reflect our needs and potential?

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Articles

Work with Source

Tom Nixon

Realise big ideas, organise for emergence and work artfully with money. A guide based on Peter Koenig's "Source Principles".

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Books

Moose Heads on the Table

Lisa Gill

What does leadership look like in a company with no bosses? How do you develop a culture that allows self-managing organisations to thrive? In this book, Lisa Gill and Karin Tenelius share stories and insights from nearly twenty years of coaching teams and organisations to become self-managing.

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Books

Lead Together

Susan Basterfield, Travis Marsh, Brent Lowe

Lead Together illuminates practices from the leaders of more than sixty scaling businesses at the vanguard of this movement about the on-the-ground challenges and rewards of adopting a new paradigm for work.

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Books

Maptio

Tom Nixon

The simplest way to visualise self-managing organizations: Circles, People, Roles

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Tools & Templates

Wise Agenda

Elena Denaro

A useful team meeting template that helps you create a dynamic and collectively held agenda. Adapted from Percolab.

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Tools & Templates