Self-Organising Enterprises (Self-Organising Enterprises)
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Self-Organising Enterprises

Management and Coaching in the Agile World

About the Book

Agility seems to be everybody’s darling these days. Many companies dream of becoming more flexible and responsive. They want to better cope with the complex challenges of a rapidly changing environment and make their business faster and more innovative. What is needed to fulfil this dream? What can we build on? What do we have to change? What does it mean for the way we manage our work? How can professional coaching help?

Self-Organising Enterprises provides practical answers to these questions. By inquiring more than 40 enterprises from various industries and countries it shows why business agility needs self-organisation. Even more, it distils a set of eight principles for any organisation to become both a better place to work and a catalyst for delivering more value to customers.The book describes these principles in great detail and provides concepts and tools that have proven to be helpful. 

This book is a translation into English of Self-Organising Enterprises which was originally written in English.

About the Editor

Sigi Kaltenecker
Siegfried Kaltenecker

Siegfried Kaltenecker is joint managing director of Loop Consultancy based in Vienna. As a specialist in Lean and Agile Change Sigi has already been involved in various companies and worked with a myriad of teams and managers. Regularly reviewing his rich experience of more than 25 years of coaching, training and consulting, Sigi has already authored many articles on Agile topics, case studies from the trenches and the English books Leading Self-Organising Teams and Kanban Change Leadership.

Table of Contents

    • Introduction
  • Part II Scaling Self-Organisation
    • 1 Customer First
      • 1.1 Mission and Vision
      • 1.2 Strategy and Culture
      • 1.3 Design Thinking
    • 2 Visual Work Management
      • 2.1 Kanban
      • 2.2 Flight Levels
      • 2.3 Information and Interaction
    • 3 Fast Feedback Loops
      • 3.1 Meetings
      • 3.2 Metrics
      • 3.3 Control
    • 4 Customized Decisions
      • 4.1 Delegating Authority
      • 4.2 Explicit Decision Management
      • 4.3 Simple Techniques for Deciding
    • 5 Bold Experiments
      • 5.1 Growth and Agility
      • 5.2 Organisation Design
      • 5.3 Developing Self-Organisation
    • 6 Lean Organisational Structure
      • 6.1 Minimum Guidelines
      • 9.2 Mirror Phenomenon
    • 7 Distributed Management
      • 7.1 Leadership through Networking
      • 7.2 Line Management
    • 8 Continuous Training
      • 8.1 Kata of Self-Organisation
      • 8.2 The Power of Emotions
  • Part III Coaching
    • 15 Coaching Managers
      • 15.1 Motivation
      • 15.2 Preconditions
      • 15.3 First Contact
      • 15.4 From Contact to Contract
      • 15.5 Creating Safety
      • 15.6 Creating Uncertainty
      • Key takeaways from this chapter
    • References

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