Unpacking self-management

In a previous post I asked (in Swedish) whether management is needed? My answer is yes, self-management, or as I would rather put it, self-organizing. The follow-up question then is how do you enable self-management? Gary Hamel has a number of suggestions in his book What Matters Now, pp. 212—217:

  • Make the mission boss
  • Let employees forge their own agreements
  • Empower everyone – really!
  • Don’t force people into slots
  • Encourage competition for impact, not promotion

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Jan Höglund has over 35 years of experience in different roles as software developer, project manager, line manager, consultant, and researcher. This is his personal blog where he shares his reading, book reviews, and learning.

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