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Thursday, July 28 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Self-selection: Minimising Chaos through Effective Team Design (Sandy Mamoli, David Mole)

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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 this workshop we will share 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 and will answer questions such as “Why would I do that?” and “How do I convince management?”.
Come along and take part in a large-scale simulation exercise which involves participating in a self-selection event for a fictitious company.
Learning Outcomes:
  • After this session participants will be able to:
  • -Run their own self-selection events
  • -Explain why self-selection is the best way to ensure the best team design
  • -Describe a tried and tested process for self-selection that scales to hundreds of people
  • -Anticipate and address people's questions and concerns before asking them to self-select into teams
  • -Create a plan that includes a number of pre-requisites for self-selection success

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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

Thursday July 28, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
Regency VII