Define a decentralized governance structure: design
your organization to empower self-managed teams
Many managers and HR professionals are convinced that the future of work requires more self-management in organizations, in order to boost empowerment, motivation, and ownership. However, making significant progress in the direction of self-management without committing to radical, “all-or-nothing” organizational models requires a concrete working methodology that is responsive to an organization’s specific context, means, and ambitions.
This Kit gives you the research-based working methodology to get self-management right in your organization and to productively engage and commit stakeholders in that journey. You will be able to have meaningful and concrete discussions on how far to decentralize your management functions, as well as guidance, workshop agendas, and how-to approaches to drive the process.
Start experiments and make decisions on increased decentralization and self-management with confidence and based on analysis and expertise. Play the role of a thought leader without committing to the hype of the latest management fad. Run impactful working sessions with your teams and business partners. Get tailored expert advice via our personal online coaching session. Build and implement an organizational model that fits your context while drawing on best practices.
This Kit was developed by Management Kits drawing on key academic research and a wide range of practical experience and testing. The Management Kits research, development and design process is led by Olaf Bach, the founder of Management Kits. Olaf has more than 10 years experience in consulting on strategy and organization. He teaches organization design at the University of St. Gallen, one of the leading European business schools and as an honorary professor for business design at Berlin-based design school Weißensee Art Academy. Olaf was senior project manager at a leading global strategy consulting firm.
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