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Creating Great Teams - How Self-Selection Lets People Excel (Sandy Mamoli, David Mole) POPULAR

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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!
Lessons Learned from Your Experience:
  • Why Self-Selection is the best way to ensure the best team design
  • How to run Self-Selection events for that scale to at several 100 people
  • To anticipate people's questions and concerns before asking them to self-select into teams
  • What the pre-requisites for self-selection success are

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Sandy Mamoli

Me, Nomad8
I'm a former Olympian, a geek, a gadget junkie, international speaker and author of "Creating Great Teams - How Self-Selection Lets People Excel". I have a masters degree in artificial intelligence and I know quite a lot about Agile.
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David Mole

Agile Coach, Nomad8
After speaking about Self-Selecting teams at last year's conference, this year I will be speaking about how we used Daniel Pink's work around Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose to create happier more motivated teams. @Molio https://nz.linkedin.com/in/davidmole

Monday July 25, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT