Tuff Self-Management – Employees and teams that manage themselves

How the Tuff training has impacted the leadership in self managed IT company Beetroot

“We would never have managed the increased pressure on our business during the pandemic without having come so far with self-organization and self-leadership. Tuff’s contribution was crucial to bring about that change.”
Anna Elgh from Svenska Retursystem comments on Tuff’s self-management training

Do you have an interest in exploring how people in your organisation could work differently and less hierarchically?

There are significant changes underway when it comes to how our workplaces function and organise themselves. Self-management, agile ways of working, trust-based leadership, Teal, self-organising teams (also called autonomous teams) – there are many terms for what is emerging now in the world of work. More and more organisations are discovering what’s possible when teams and individuals have more autonomy and accountability.

Tuff Leadership Training has more than twenty years of experience in employee-led organisations and self-managing teams. During this time, we have transformed several businesses to different degrees of self-management.

Typical results of the self-management process are

  • Perhaps above all, an increased employee and customer satisfaction
  • Not to mention a shorter distance between words and actions
  • Leaders gain back time for strategy and business development work
  • Changes are initiated and driven from all across the organisation as if by magic
  • A decrease in absenteeism
  • Historic, unresolved conflicts transformed
  • Lastly, organisations become extremely attractive from a recruitment perspective

Upgrading the conversations in a self-managed organisation

Don’t miss our podcast, Leadermorphosis!

Here’s a clip where Frederic Laloux, author of the bestselling book Reinventing Organisations, shares a more powerful way to introduce Teal or self-management in companies in an interview with Tuff’s Lisa Gill on our Leadermorphosis podcast.
To the podcast episode with Frederic Laloux

Want to know more about Tuff Self-Management?

Given that self-organising teams are something relatively new, it’s no wonder why many people do not yet fully understand the concept. That’s why we’re here to answer all your questions and concerns.

Are you wondering how this concept works? Are you asking yourself how your organisation can start, continue, and succeed in working differently and less hierarchically? Or do you have any other questions for us? You can get in touch with us on +46 (0) 8-446 16 20 or email us at info@tuffleadershiptraining.com.


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New book on self-management!

New book! Moose Heads on the Table: Stories about self-managing organisations from Sweden


What does leadership look like in a company with no bosses? How do you develop a culture that allows self-managing organisations to thrive? What mindset and relational shifts are required? In their new book Moose Heads on the Table: Stories about self-managing organisations from Sweden, authors Karin Tenelius and Lisa Gill share stories and insights from nearly twenty years of coaching teams and organisations to become self-managing.