Creating Great Teams – How Self-Selection Lets People Excel by Sandy Mamoli @ Agile India 2017

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 October 2013, New Zealand’s largest eCommerce provider ran the biggest Self-Selection event in the world since WWII, using a process which has since been repeated many times in multiple locations across the world.

In this presentation I will share my learnings and experiences from more than three years of running Self-Selection processes in large organisations. I will show you a repeatable process for how to establish efficient teams in growing organisations and we will answer questions such as “Why would I do that”? and “How can I convince management?”.

If you work in an industry or company that involves teams then this talk is for you!

Sandy Mamoli

Sandy Mamoli is an Agile coach at and founder of Nomad8, a small but perfectly formed Agile consultancy in Auckland and Wellington. She’s a former Olympian, a geek, a gadget junkie, international speaker and author of “Creating Great Teams – How Self-Selection Lets People Excel”. She has a masters degree in artificial intelligence and knows quite a lot about Agile.

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