Self-organization: bringing your learning organisation to the next level

We are drowning in meetings, painfully slow decision making and are losing a great amount of productivity, help!
How can we drastically reduce the “silo effect” and enable agile collaboration on daily basis?
How can we make people more autonomous allowing for greater creativity and  innovation from everyone?
How can we reduce the level of conflict and create a positive and respectful working climate in the company?
How to manage cross-organisation strategic projects, so the teams truly cooperate and synchronise efficiently?

When a project team or business unit is mature enough to take the next step in creating a “TEAL” inspired self-governing organisation, approaches inspired from Holocracy, as well as many other practical use cases can be deployed  to create truly purposeful organisations that are agile and where people are happy.

Case study:

Multinational Insurance Company

The challenge :

The digital transition to a more customer centric organisation, involving IT, the new digital teams, marketing and sales was not going well. This 50M€ plus project was bogged down in politics, red tape, and silos mentalities that threatened the future of the company. Everyone’s calendar was wall to wall with meetings, yet nothing was getting done, at least not before 6pm. The project team had to find a new way of working to bring the project dramatically forward.

The solution :

The transversal team that managed the project fulltime took the first step of organising themselves using the basics of holocacy: clarifying their higher Purpose, the roles required and managing meetings in an efficient manner. Once these new ways of working were ingrained in the group after 6 weeks, new circles were created around the first group, inviting other actors into the process, despite many of them still enmeshed in their traditional hierarchical matrix structure.

Results :

• Better resources and risk management by integration of key actors at early stage in the process

• Better working climate

• Less meetings, more efficient ones

• Clear roles, no overlap, people know who does what

• Better synchronization and operational coordination

• Better time delivery management