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!