Stable teams have proven to be twice as productive as teams that are assembled and disassembled for specific projects and research shows that 60% of team effectiveness is attributable to team design.
If the most important factor for team performance is the combination of skills, personalities and relations between team members, the crucial question is “How do we best design teams?”.
Here’s a radical idea: Trust people to know best and let them decide which team they should work in. Let them Self-Select!
Self-selection is the simplest, fastest and most efficient way to form stable teams, based on the belief that people are at their happiest and most productive if they can choose what they work on and who they work with.
In October 2013, New Zealand’s largest eCommerce provider ran the biggest Self-Selection event in the world since WWII, using a process which has since been repeated many times in multiple locations across the world.
In this presentation we will share our learnings and experiences from more than two years of running Self-Selection processes in large organisations. We will show you a repeatable process for how to establish efficient teams in growing organisations and we will answer questions such as “Why would I do that”? and “How can I convince management?”.
If you work in an industry or company that involves teams then this talk is for you!