If you build pyramids, you should expect mummies. If you create a horizontal organization, 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 organization 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 11 countries and actively supports multiple organizations 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 organizations 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 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.
The Semco Style methodology is all about adding your own recipe to the world’s best management cookbook. Our three favorite ingredients are:
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-organization.
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.
Semco Style Framework
Semco Style Roadmap
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!
Our Country Partners
Do you want to join us shaping the future of work in your country? Become our country partner and benefit from our International Licensing Program, hand-curated by Ricardo Semler.
Are you a Semco Style advocate that is looking for an in-depth study? we have developed a unique international online program just for you. It offers you the opportunity to become a certified Semco Style consultant and can be a great first step towards a future Country Partnership.
The Semco Style Team Selfie is a powerful tool for team and organizational development. It gives employees a shared language and the necessary understanding of the current environment to kickstart sustainable change.
The tool is focused on the larger organization and the teams operating within it. It gives custom reports on individual-, team- and organizational level that contains insights into the degree of maturity of self-organization, 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-organized and agile.
TEAM SELFIE (Sample)
The Semco Style Team Selfie Sample is a self-managed quick scan. It consists of 15 of the 45 questions of the Team Selfie.
It is focused on your individual answers and is aimed at giving you a feel for how the Team Selfie works and the type of report that it generates.
After completion, you immediately receive a personalized report based on your answers. It contains practical tips and advice on how you can become more people-oriented, agile and to improve the way you work.
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 organizations the tool also visualizes the level of health in the organization, as an ecological system, and allows for specific interventions and actions to be taken.
We are all learning as we go, but one thing we do know for sure is that flexible work is here to stay. The work landscape has fundamentally shifted and organizations around the globe are planning a new combination of remote and on-site working. The hybrid workplace: a...
One day at Semco Partners – an interview with André Cicarelli When looking back at the history of the Semco group, aside from the famous transition nearly 40 years ago, one can see that a lot has changed for both the company, and Ricardo alike. In the 90s and...
At Semco Style Institute, we see that organizations from around the world are adopting the agile mindset. We see a number of them reaping the fruits of working with Scrum teams and projects being completed in a smoother and quicker fashion. What we also see is that...
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