Here’s a radical idea: Trust people to know best and let them decide which team they should work in. Let them self-select!
Known as Self-Selection, Squadification, or Self-Selecting Teams - this is an effective way of creating great teams. From the people who literally wrote the book on it, here you will find a wealth of resources to guide you through the process.
We believe that teams work best when people have a direct say in which team they work in, and what they work on. It was on this basis that we created a self-selection process that has now been used all over the world.
The people who literally wrote the book on self selection can guide you through the concept, demonstrate why it's the best way to select teams, and coach you through the planning and running your very own self-selection event.
Creating Great Teams
How Self-Selection Lets People Excel
People are happiest and most productive if they can choose what they work on and who they work with. Self-selecting teams give people that choice. Build well-designed and efficient teams to get the most out of your organisation, with step-by-step instructions on how to set up teams quickly and efficiently. You'll create a process that works for you, whether you need to form teams from scratch, improve the design of existing teams, or are on the verge of a big team re-shuffle.