team Archive

The Dangers of Tribal Knowledge

Are you constantly tapped on the shoulder for answers? Tired of being the Google for your team? Or perhaps you are the new kid, having to ask a dozen different people to find answers to all your

Leading Within

In organizations, change comes from leadership. That is not necessarily connected with status and authority and, in fact, leadership can be manifested in many different ways (i.e. individual or collective) and styles. Still, the main force behind

Stigmergy: Ants, Self-Organization & Large Scale Collaboration

Stigmergy is a mechanism of indirect coordination between agents or actions. The principle is that the trace left in the environment by an action stimulates the performance of a next action, by the same or a different

Extreme Self-Organization: A Workplace with No Managers

When we think about self-organization the obvious context is a team. Everyone in the Agile and Scrum world have heard about self-organized teams. We expect a boost of engagement and productivity when people aren’t told how to

Communities of Practice for Agile Organizations

Agile working and cross-functional teams have the ability to silo organizations into teams, programmes and functions. This leads to duplication or work, a reduction in sharing knowledge and worse cuts people off from their support network. At