If you don’t like how your organization works, change it!
“Self-organization is commonly mistaken by just removing hierarchy and managers. This, of course, leads to chaos and confusion. Self-organization relies on a whole set of structures and practices that change everything from how decisions are made, how projects are run, how performance is evaluated, how people are recruited, compensated, etc.” — Frederic Laloux
The world we create is changing through our work. Work is a large part of our lives. With our work we are able to design our very world. Work is the collective creation of change. Never did we have as much power to influence the way we work as teams have today. This forces us to rethink how work works today and how it should work. We shape the way we organize ourselves in teams and organizations. We collectively design the tools we work with, as well as how and where we perform work; individually, with clients, and with our teams. We are designing the structure of our working days as well as of work itself.
This STRIDE Lab on leading (self-organizing)-teams will prepare you for a future of successfully organizing and influencing how work works.
THIS LAB IS FOR…
Managers and team members: whether your company has already made the transition or is thinking about changing, this lab will give you in-depth insights in how to lead a change process as well as the main pitfalls and opportunities of an already running system.
Startup founders: set up structures that prepare you for a successful future
Coaches and Consultants: Help your clients master the transition to empowerment and autonomy
WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN THE LAB?
Facilitate Self-organization: you are part of or lead a team or small company that designs the way it works
Achieve fast Results: you want to know how to create structures for high performing, self-organizing teams
Tools and techniques: you need new tools and techniques to facilitate better decisions
Shape Organizations: Keep up with emerging trends to design the most successful organizations and attract the best talent
Demystify the hype: You have heard the buzzwords, but want to get a solid understanding in order to distinguish fact from fiction.
unCERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Upon successful completion of a pre-assignment (1-3h), the workshop (12h) and a post-assignment (8-14h) demonstrating expected learning outcomes, you will obtain an unCertificate of Completion (equivalent of 1 ECTS).
ABOUT THE LAB TEACHER
Denniz Dönmez is a profoundly curious person with broad expertise. He is an enthusiast for product and process innovation, an interdisciplinary expert on Agile Leadership, an engineer turned social scientist. Denniz has spent many years studying new forms of organizing at some of the world's leading universities and in highly successful companies. He has managed project teams in very diverse fields from theater stages to high-tech R&D. He deeply believes in the power of interdisciplinarity and fast feedback. After concluding his PhD research on agile software development teams, Denniz started employing his knowledge to support organizations in establishing the structural and behavioral prerequisites to achieve innovation, agility and growth.