Whether you are starting a new "Teal" organization or trying to transition your current company to a Teal infrastructure, it is no small or easy feat. It takes time, effort, vigilance, and patience. There are few companies who have truly accomplished it, and even they will say there is always room to grow and improve. Still, it's a worthy cause to work toward and Holaspirit is here to help along every step of your journey.
Below is our step-by-step guide on what is means to become self-managed, the things to consider, and how to get there. Each section will link to a dedicated article where we talk about each thing in depth. If you feel your company has already mastered one of these, then just move on! Each organization moves at its own pace and is somewhere different on the path.
Finding Your Purpose
If you have dabbled in new ways of working for more than a few minutes, you've surely heard talk of "purpose". While it can often sound silly and unnecessary, the intent behind it can be truly beneficial and help provide much needed direction and stability for an organization about to undergo a massive change.
Designing A New Organization
There are many self-managed companies out there and they all work in different ways. Some use commercialized, mass-marketed systems which have the benefit of many companies using a similar process. Others use open source modules so anyone can use whatever would benefit them most. Additionally, many companies just make their own, unique method of operating in-house and do it their own way. There is no right answer. If it works for you and is the best way you know how currently, then it's the smart choice. Still, here are some things to consider when deciding which route to go.
Assigning Members To Roles
Even if you have the perfect purpose and organizational design, none of it will work without the members of your organization performing the day-to-day work. Who does what task can be one of the most impactful decisions you can make, not only on the productivity of your business, but on the experience of your employees.