- xx, 193 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Additional Authors
- Gonzales-Black, Alexis,Lai, Kawai,
- Contents: Planning: plan for change, not perfection -- Teaming: build trust and allow authority to spread -- Managing roles: define the work before you define the people -- Decision making: aim for "safe enough to try" instead of consensus -- Sharing information: harness the flow and let information go -- The learning organization: schools grow when people grow.Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-187) and index.Summary: The rate of economic, social, and technological change has increased rapidly in the last century and industrial-age organizational models are no longer capable of keeping up. Self-organization is a set of principles and practices that allow for organizations to evolve with purpose through more individual ownership, accountability, and transparency. This book is filled with examples and stories showing how organizations in other industries and education have adopted self-organization models, as well as how some school districts are implementing the structural changes required to become more agile.