Confessions of a Company Without Managers (1 year later)

One year ago our company made a bold move. We eliminated all “management” responsibilities within the team. No more bosses. No more top down decisions. No more pointing fingers. Each person became responsible for their own impact and value on the team. Each person is now responsible for any problem…Continue Reading

25 Powerful Books That Shaped Our Company

Just over a year ago a book called Reinventing Organizations inspired a radical shift at our company, as Fitzii eliminated traditional management roles in favor of a self-managing “Teal” structure. Books are still the most powerful way to convey influential ideas. So, for those people always on the lookout for…Continue Reading

Creating Performance Reviews People Love

(Some of the team just before we reviewed our reviews)   “This was the best feedback ever. It was thoughtful, inspiring, helpful and full of love.” – Fitzii’s BD Whiz after her review. It would be fair to say that most company performance reviews fail to generate this kind of…Continue Reading

How our Team Meetings Went from Average to Awesome

The Fitzii team works mainly out of two offices in the greater Toronto area and there is also a fair amount of remote and flexible working happening. Early on we held monthly all-hands meetings with the intention of getting everyone together, keeping up-to-date, discussing team-wide topics, and helping build stronger…Continue Reading

Three Tools to Unlock Wholeness at Work

  The concept of self-management is in the news a lot these days – mostly thanks to Tony Hsieh’s Holacracy implementation at Zappos. Like Fitzii did in February, Zappos and now many other organizations around the world are experimenting with structures that don’t involve traditional managers. This movement was inspired…Continue Reading

The Good, Bad & Amazing of Six Months as a Self-Managed Company

As we promised a couple weeks back in a post called “We Eliminated Management! See What Happens”, the Fitzii team has committed to writing about our experiences since we rid ourselves of traditional management roles in February of this year. This move was inspired by the work of Frederic Laloux,…Continue Reading

We Eliminated Management!… see what happens

About seven months ago – on Valentine’s Day to be exact – the team here at Fitzii had a fun ceremony to celebrate that we had officially eliminated any “management” responsibilities within the team. We saluted each other and said…  “We don’t have managers anymore!” Why We Got Rid of…Continue Reading