How it all started
Unlike other management styles, the Semco Style wasn’t built from theory to practice. Instead, it’s the other way around, going from practice to theory. It’s not a static methodology, but a live framework that gets updated with new practices and practical examples from companies all over the world, working with similar principles.
Today, it contains rich examples from the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, South Africa, Brazil, Japan, China and India and the plan is to keep growing and collating more intercultural examples of people-centric practices.
As with any management style, the current context of your company plays a huge role in deciding how you adopt the Semco Style framework. The key to bringing out lasting change in your management isn’t replicating an existing approach. Instead you need to customize these best practices to derive solutions that fit your organization’s singular needs. In other words, you need to build your own style.