Free-Up Time, Improve Organisational Outcomes, and Reduce Costs with Self-Organising Teams


Flat organisations with limited central control that ‘self-organise’ are considerably more effective. This fresh approach creates considerable opportunities in health and social care

  • Flexibility and responsiveness around the patient/client.
  • Greater scope for staff to use their professional skills.
  • Happier, more fulfilled staff.
  • Cost-effective through not having to carry big overheads.What does it mean for a organisation to move decisively in this direction?

This one-day course offers health and social care organisations the opportunity to explore in balanced, reflective way what self-organising offers to tackle the challenges of the health and care agenda.

Using some of the principles of self-organising, the course sets out what self-organising means in practice and explores the key questions everyone has to consider in deciding to take up the approach:

  • What examples are there of successful self-managing organisations and what are the magic ingredients they share?
  • What are the building blocks of a flexible organisational structure that supports self-organising?
  • How can clarity around roles and accountabilities be created?
  • What happens to accountability, governance, performance management and safety for organisations operating under the principles of self-organisation?
  • How can ending up with a chaotic free-for-all be avoided?
  • How can responsible, binding decisions be taken under self-organising?
  • How can the format of meetings be designed to move towards early action that has real buy-in?

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Prior to the workshop, each participant will be asked to complete a cultural survey which will help us in the design of the workshop, and some of the data will be used in the workshop

Venue: Sighthill Campus, Edinburgh College. Click here for map

Date: June 3th 2016  Time 9.30 am to 4. 30pm.

Cost £120 inclusive of VAT