If you build pyramids, you should expect mummies. If you create a horizontal organisation, you leave room for autonomy and trust. Autonomous, self-organizing teams succeed because they have a greater sense of responsibility, can respond faster to change, and accelerate innovation. The people in these teams are happier and they, in turn, lead to happier customers. Join us and release the innate capacity of your employees to adapt, perform better and be entrepreneurial in their thinking. Then, sit back and watch your growth naturally soar.
Ricardo Semler and his company Semco gained international recognition for the groundbreaking alternative approach to management and organisation they embodied. The Semco Style Institute (SSI), which was built upon this strong foundation, began operations in May 2016 in the Netherlands. Today, SSI is active in ten countries and actively supports multiple organisations that range from fast-growing small-to-mid sized enterprises to multinational corporate companies. SSI’s mission is to shape the future of work and we do so by helping organisations achieve more impact and better performance, with employees who are happier and more engaged.
Read more about Ricardo Semler and the origin of the Semco Style Institute .
We believe that the way most companies work is obsolete, and that work can be done in a way that’s better for the people involved – whether they’re clients or employees. There’s no denying that people-centric organisations are the future of work. And, we’re spearheading that transformation as we speak.
We offer training, practices & tools, coaching, expert consultation and immersive events, delivered via various channels ranging from one-on-one sessions, to a completely online learning path.
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The Semco Style methodology is all about adding your own recipe to the world’s best management cookbook. Our three favorite ingredients are:
Maverick Ricardo Semler’s 40-year experience, and the Semco Style network, lay a solid foundation for proven success that draws from effective organisational transformations worldwide.
The Semco Style Framework: Five pivotal principles, 15 pillars and 100+ practices that will guide you towards a clear view of your own ideal of self-organisation.
The answers to the two most commonly asked questions “Where do I begin?” and “what comes next?”. After working with companies ranging from corporations to small-and mid-sized companies, all over the world, we began documenting a step-by-step process towards self-management. The result is our flagship Semco Style Roadmap – created to help you pave your own way to self-management.
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Avoid workplace failures.
Enhance your team’s efficiency and work performance.
NETWORK OF CHANGE
Ever since it was founded in 2016, in the Netherlands, Semco Style Institute has seen rapid growth. Within four years, we expanded our network to 11 countries, began serving 100+ clients through 500+ consultants. And, there’s a lot more to come!
Whether it’s through consultation or our training programs, we aim to change the way work works through one high-impact intervention at a time.
Over the years, we have created a vast database of tools, case studies, exercises and scans that we built while working with our clients. Here’s a selection of our tools that can help your organisation:
The Organisation Selfie is a powerful tool for team and organisational development. It gives employees a shared language and the necessary understanding of their current work environment to kickstart sustainable change.
The tool is focused on the unit and the individuals operating within it. It is a perceptive tool that can be taken advantage of by large organisations and smaller team units alike. It gives custom reports on individual, team, and organisational level that contains insights into the degree of maturity of self-organisation, self-management, trust, psychological safety, creative innovation, alternative controls for remote work and much more!
The Semco Style Team Selfie consists of 45 carefully picked questions, and is designed to scan your team based on the Semco Style Framework. The results show how the team can better influence the circumstances that enable autonomous decision making, and how they can become self-organised and agile.
Try out the tool yourself by taking the 10-minute short version, called Quickscan.
The AEM-Cube is a cutting-edge management tool that identifies and aligns the strategic diversity in teams: Does the diversity of people match with what’s required from a team, given its purpose and tasks? By mapping out individuals, teams and organisations the tool also visualizes the level of health in the organisation, as an ecological system, and allows for specific interventions and actions to be taken.
Shaping the future of work is what we aim for. One of the ways we do this is by offering free content in the form of e-books and blog articles. A selection of our free content that will get you started:
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