SEMCO STYLE STORIES
Travel around the world with us virtually and immerse yourself in the extraordinary journeys of ordinary people and companies who embarked on a mission to self-organization. You’ll deepen your understanding of self-organization, get inspired by practical examples, and you will have the chance to interact during and after the sessions. Speakers and attendees coming from all over the world, sharing the mutual ambition to shape the future of work. Each session is an one-hour during webinar including interview and Q&A.
You could not attend all sessions but would love to hear about inspiring stories told by true pioneers from around the globe? On this page we invite you to read through the collection of all Semco Style Stories editions – and of course, we’ll inform you about upcoming webinars. Enjoy!
BUILDING A SELF-DIRECTED COMPANY
Why would an organization move towards becoming completely self-directed? And, what are the fundaments of building such an organization? For the Dutch consultancy Vibber, these questions remain at the heart of the daily business.
Vibber’s creative director and one of its division leaders share their challenges and drivers on the road to becoming self-directed.
ABN AMRO, NL
A JOURNEY TOWARDS SELF-ORGANIZATION WITH 3,500 EMPLOYEES
Can you help a large corporate organization transition to self-organization? For Dutch bank ABN AMRO and Semco Style Institute, the answer is a firm YES. Discover the challenges, successes, and learnings that this daunting transition has brought.
HOW TO SELF-MANAGE COMPANY GROWTH
Timetohire helps organizations to setup a talent acquisition strategy to better attract talent and not only fill vacancies. Its ways of working are grounded in Semco Style, spiced up with other selfmanaging flavours. Our guests will talk about employee participation and the balancing act between structure and freedom in times of company growth.
MAXIMIZE LIFE PURPOSE FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
EXIDEA is a Digital Marketing & Web Media Management company that started their transformation journey towards self-management with a special intention: the life purpose of each individual working at Exidea should be maximized! How they did that? Director and COO Teppei Shioguchi will share all insights.
A LANDMARK EXAMPLE OF SELF-DIRECTION
Infocaster is a company to follow. What started out as a regular software and web-development company turned into a landmark example of self-direction. Curious? Come join and learn how to boost entrepreneurship and ownership throughout a company!
PRAGMA, SOUTH AFRICA
FROM GOOD TO RIDICULOUSLY GOOD
Pragmas journey to self-organization turned out to be a great ride: Agility, responsiveness and more shared control are some of the results. Sounds good? Hopp on and get inspired by a human centered company with an eye for unlocking human potential!
HOW TO MANAGE
WITHOUT A BOSS
The pioneering company 10Pines has taken self-organization to a next level: consent decision-making, a bold profit-sharing policy, and no bosses in their horizontal organization. Learn more about their inspirational story!
THE CHANCE AND CHALLENGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY
When Australian Radio Towers was founded by Andrew Price more than ten years ago, he already had a firm belief in the power of a flat structure. In this edition he talks about steps to accountability and the joy that it brings.
IVY GLOBAL, NL
HOW TO RE-DIRECT SELF-DIRECTION
Ever wondered what your company would look like if self-direction was having full attention since the start? At Ivy Global, employees had the freedom to decide working times, salary and holidays themselves since its start in 2014.
BUILDING A SELF-DIRECTED COMPANY
Thursday, February 2
16:00 CET (UTC+1)
“The goal, as the team of directors, is to become operationally redundant. No more needed”, as said during the strategy session a few years back by creative director Joël van den Doel. With this goal in mind, daily business is focused on creating as much autonomy as possible, and simultaneously increasing accountability.
In the growing organization, which has its roots in the known-to-be conservative automotive industry, new methods for collective decision-making are being discovered, while at the same time fighting against the lurking traditional ways of working in the industry.
In this edition of Semco Style Stories, you’ll take a deepdive into a continuously growing organization that aims to reinvent a full industry.
Interested to dive into the full story and see what they discovered along the way? Register now for the webinar on the 2nd of February!