What to do with support functions?
Category: Self-management - getting started
What happens to the role of support functions as you transition to self-management? Support functions are often an integral part of the "power over" in traditional hierarchies, so prepare for some profound changes.
To answer these questions, I find it helpful to disaggregate what support functions do into four different roles they play. In this video, I'll share how each of these roles naturally adapts to self-management.
And I'll share how people who work in support functions might end up with less "power over" but more joy in their work.
My hope is for the comments below the video to surface our collective wisdom on the topic. This could enrich the videos tremendously.
Have you experienced something similar in your own journey? What did you do about it? If you have something meaty to share, please add a link to an article, a video ... Feel free to agree or disagree with what I say, but always: please keep it on topic, relevant, practical. And of course, let's keep things respectful and kind. Please don't comment if what you say is off-topic or wouldn't benefit viewers of this page.