Self selection, the fastest and most efficient way to form stable teams, is based on a belief that people are at their happiest and most productive if they can choose what they work on and who they work with.
Self selection is a radical idea to some: Trust people to know best and let them decide which team they should work in.
Listen to this episode and learn:
- Why this works at scale (Dunbar would be so proud)
- How to organize an event where everyone gets together and chooses which team they want to work in
- Long term measurable impacts of self-selection
Check out this Agile Uprising podcast episode!
- Andy Cleff (@justsitthere)
- Paul Elia (@Paul_V_Elia)
- Twitter: @smamol
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- LinkedIn: Sandy Mamoli (Will connect unless you come across as dodgy :-))
- http://nomad8.com/self-selection/ (There’s a free SS kit with checklists, a facilitation plan, One Pager, etc)
- Agile Encore (Sydney, Melbourne) – http://agileencore.com (12-15 November 2017)
- Yow! (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane) – http://yowconference.com.au (29 November – 6 December 2017)
- OOP (Munich) – http://www.oop-konferenz.de/oop2018.html (5-9 February 2017)
- Agile Africa 2016 Keynote: Sandy Mamoli on Self-Selection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pni2X_Xi9qs
- David Mole on “Drive: How We Used Daniel Pink’s Work to Create a Happier, More Motivated Workplace” https://www.infoq.com/presentations/drive-daniel-pink
- Sandy Mamoli on “How the Olympics can make you a better person” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lld6sN4_FD8
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