A central tenet of the Self-Management philosophy is that this method of organizing is more than merely another "novelty" management technique.  The Institute is interested in relevant research that supports the theoretical and empirical principles and practices of organizational self-management.

If you have some relevant research you wish to share on these topics, please feel free to contact us.

Paul Zak - Can You Manage Self-Management?

By Amy Andresen

Paul Zak, author of The Moral Molecule: The Source of Love and Prosperity, presents his method for applying the insights of his research to organizations at the 2013 Symposium.

MaurĂ­cio Goldstein and Fabio Betti Salgado - Leading Change as a Network

By Amy Andresen

At SMI's 2013 Symposium, Fabio Betti Salgado and Maurício Goldstein of Pulsus Consulting, presented their experience working to decrease bureaucracy and increase engagement in a client organization.

Rajshree Agarwal - Enabling Innovation and Entrepreneuship: The Self-Management Way

By Amy Andresen

At the 2014 SMI Symposium, Professor Rajshree Agarwal brings her expertise to the problem statements in the case studies presented over the course of the event.

Dr. Debra France - Creating a Culture Where Smart, Motivated People Contribute Brilliantly

By Amy Andresen

Dr. Debra France drives leadership development and learning for scientists and engineers at W. L. Gore & Associates.

Ken Everett - The Surprising Value of Conversations

By Amy Andresen

If you lead a command-and-control organization, stick with traditional one-way communication.  If you hope to build engagement, excite millenials, and profit from the ideas of customers, staff and suppliers, then learn to host conversations, which include CLOUs [Colleague Letters of Understanding]. Ken's session tells why it is hard to give up the podium and Powerpoint, what new skills are needed, and how conversations, of even up to a hundred people, can transform levels of engagement.