Be Empowered (That’s an Order !) “Experience the Dynamics and the Paradoxes of Self-Organizing Teams”
“The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams,” argues the Agile Manifesto. Yet the opposite principle is built into the corporate model of collaboration: “someone has to be boss” – sometimes to the extent of attempting to mandate self-organization! Self-organization cannot be decreed from above, but conditions can be created which favor it; one such condition is that team members have experience with and can recognize self-organization. Drawing on lessons from the theatre, this workshop will provide just such an experience, as well as explore the conditions of self-organization.