Time to rectify some misconceptions.

# 1. Self-organizing teams are completely autonomous, self-managing, and don’t need managers.

# 2. All you need to do to form a self-organizing team is provide a goal and apply pressure.

# 3. Since the team is self-organizing, they can accommodate moving people on and off the team easily.


Self-organizing teams are not teams gone mad. Like all teams, they need a compelling goal, skills, information, and enough time to form and perform. And they still need managers to create a supportive context, set appropriate boundaries and constraints and connect the team to the organization.

via Insights You Can Use » Blog Archive » Misconceptions about Self-Organizing Teams. Read it for detailed description of these points.