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This podcast has been passing around as we talk about becoming a company of self-managing teams… and it’s really got me thinking:
A really good listen - https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/leadermorphosis/id1234632893?i=1000417846298
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For organizations with a goal to evolve in to a teal organization, self-management is one of the pillar breakthroughs necessary to get there. iQmetrix has been on a journey to evolve in to a company of self-managing teams over the last several years and continues to make strides in replacing traditional management behaviors with behaviors that support the new team environment. The reason this evolution is necessary is evident in the growing research on the speed of change and the increasing complexity of the times.
In the book Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World, General Stanley McChrystal explains how the team of yesterday was quick to use reductionist theory to break work in to manageable chunks and organized complicated work through a hierarchical structure. He goes on to explain how in the complex world of today this can’t work. The work evolves too quickly and the sluggish approach involved in disseminating information through a hierarchical...