Thoughts and conversation from our nomads.

Case Study: Self-Selection at Xero

May 24, 2016  ·  Sandy Mamoli

Inspired by our squadification experiences at Trade Me and other large companies, Xero set out to try self-selection for themselves. People were asked to figure out who should be in which team and choose who they wanted to work with. Read our interview with Jordan Morris, a software engineer and Agi... continue reading

Large Scale Self-Selection - the Trade Me Case Study

Jan 11, 2014  ·  Sandy Mamoli

Organisations get the best results when people can choose what they work on and who they work with. In that spirit we decided to let people self-organise into small, cross-functional teams called squads. Up until last week we had six established squads within two tribes the rollout had been purposef... continue reading

Self-Selection: The Self-Organising organisation

Oct 15, 2013  ·  Sandy Mamoli

... let teams self-select! At Trade Me we’re in the process of getting everyone into small, cross-functional teams (squads) that will persist over time and across projects. Up until last week we had six established squads and the rollout had been purposefully slow and controlled. Now we felt there... continue reading