Ahhhhhh! At one time, this sounded so true. I felt that my managers where hindered me from doing my work, just get out of my way. Now I couldn’t disagree more.
Some time ago I asked one of the managers about the ABC team. S/he answered, oh, they are doing fine, they are heading forward at great speed. They don’t need my management. They are a self managing team. I don’t want to touch that team, it is working, and anything I will do will just disturb.
The first question that popped into my mind was: Ok, so why do I need you? What value are you adding?
So how do you manage self directed teams?