Effective self-organization

A self-organizing team is a collection of individual specialists, working together toward a common goal, such as creating a quality product for a reasonable cost.

Members of a self-organizing team decide how to do their work, and determine how much work they can do in a given period of time. They also decide how best to collaborate with each other, and are responsible for improving their own work processes and environment.

Assuming that your individual team members are already technically adept within their respective specialties (a fairly safe assumption, as you probably wouldn't have hired them otherwise), the greatest challenges on the path to self-organization are:

A workshop covering self-organization will contain simulations, exercises and interactive discussions highlighting the following points: