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Thursday, May 19 • 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Bossless Organizations in Practice

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Last year at OuiShare Fest 15, we explored the lessons learned from "building self-managed organizations". This year we move the discussion forward by asking startups and traditional companies how they have deployed a range of practices for autonomy in their own context. Some have been experimenting with a range of practices while others have been going through widespread organizational transformation.
Does a "bossless" organization mean the end or a transformation of hierarchies? What opportunities has it created for the people involved? What practices should be recommended? What should be avoided?
Participants from 3 companies will share their experiments: 
  • Poult is a French industrial biscuit company which is famous for being one of the pioneers, decades ago, in experimenting with autonomous management. 
  • Buffer, an app that helps you manage your social media visibility, has tried out self-management before backing out and coming back to more conventional hierarchies. 
  • A Little Market is a marketplace for crafted products which recently set up rotating leadership among its teams. 
  • Cocoon Projects is a distributed collective experimenting with agility processes. 
As autonomous management is picking up, it's time to learn from experience! 

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Pascal Jouxtel

Free-lance, L'internome
As a free-lance consultant, I specialize in cultural evolution, which means improving the way people work together and the way they think and talk about how they work together. Routines, rituals, team learning, mental models, and memetics. You can also talk to me about Spiral Dynamics... Read More →

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Nicolas d'Audiffret

Co-founder, AlittleMarket
I am an entrepreneur convinced that technology can help create a more humane economy. I am passionate about how networks & communities can change economy & society
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Rodolphe Dutel

Operations, Buffer.com
Rodolphe works on Buffer's Operations: He thinks through how to organize Buffer as it grows beyond 100 team members working remotely together. He's also the founder of Remotive.io... Read More →
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Camille Panassié

Innovation Manager, Groupe POULT
Graduated in Biochemical engineering (2011) and Master of food sociology (2012), I joined Groupe Poult in 2013 to coordinate an open innovation project about health and food during 2 years. In 2015 I officially joined the innovation team. This team's job is too be a catalyst in the... Read More →
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Emanuele Rapisarda

Agile Coach, Cocoon Projects
I am a person that makes flexibility its main strong point. Starting with a genuine sense of discovery I take the challenges that are presented to me as a possibility to derive value from always different experiences. With my eyes fixed on the future, I do so that others can continuously... Read More →

Thursday May 19, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm CEST