Category Archives: IT

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast: Friedkin’s Journey Toward XOIT & High-Multiple Cultures

A guest post on Stephen Orban blog on what initiate our XOIT journey and high level what we’ve done so far. I think it’s a good summery of all of our posts here during the last two years. Culture Eats Strategy for … Continue reading

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Self-management (XOIT) – How can a “low-level” employee do a job like that??

Self-management and empowerment pushes associates to perform work that they have not had the chance to do in the past. This creates scenarios where new associates, or associates who are just beginning their careers, are performing accountabilities that in the old world were only performed by those who were more experienced.    These scenarios are raising the question of “How … Continue reading

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Unique working environment is looking for unique leader

Friedkin Group’s IT, an organization focused on self-management and meritocracy, is seeking a leader with experience challenging software engineers to fulfill their full potential and working with all other IT domains. If you feel comfortable leading through your technical knowledge … Continue reading

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XOIT (Self-management) Misguided Meeting Focus and Context Switching

One of the main goals of XOIT is to break the classical IT silos into hybrid groups with all the roles necessary to achieve a clear and defined purpose. While we can see this goal being achieved, we have also … Continue reading

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XOIT – Challenges learned in Jan

In this post I want to share the challenges we are aware of after one month of running in self-management way. The challenges are not order by any category, Just in the way they popped into my mind. Meetings, or … Continue reading

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XOIT (self-management) two small, but encouraging success stories

Have you ever been in a project meeting where something is going south?  Not only that, but you have 50 or more people all waiting to hear about it? I think it is safe to say that we have all been there.  Let’s take it a step further.  Let’s say that every person in this meeting represented a different aspect of … Continue reading

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How your org chart looks like in self-managed environment?

If your organization is not following hierarchy roles, how your Org chart is going to look like? That’s a common questions that I hear. Obviously there are many ways to organize and show your self-manage organization. We choose to use … Continue reading

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