practical guidance for
If you are trying to organise in a collaborative team, you may be asking yourself:
“How do we include people in decisions without spending so much time in meetings?”
“How do we set priorities, distribute tasks and stay aligned on shared goals?”
“If we don’t have managers, how do we get feedback, resolve conflict and stay accountable?”
You are not alone! We’ve faced these dilemmas in our own decentralised organisations, and we can help you get unstuck.
What we offer
Learn from our experience, wherever you are in the world. We'll show you how to create self-organising teams that are highly effective, non-hierarchical and nourishing to work in.
You can take the course on your own time, or join a cohort to connect with other learners and meet with us on regular video calls.
Team improvement program
We tailor our training to the specific context of your team. We analyse your group, understand the challenges, deliver training and support your team to develop the internal capacity for organisational improvement.
If you are interested in our public trainings, check out all our upcoming events.
Who we are
Every organisation is unique, so we don’t have a “one size fits all” blueprint for you to copy. We believe that your organisational structure must be custom-fit to your local context, considering the specific needs, aspirations and values of the people you work with.
On the other hand, you don’t have to start from scratch either. In our work with hundreds of decentralised organisations around the world, we have noticed that there are common elements, recurring challenges that every group faces. We call them “patterns”. Each pattern is a lens that reveals new insights into your workplace challenges, and practical solutions that help you get unstuck.
Resources & News
Join us for Microsolidarity Practice Week: May 11-15
to deepen connections in your network, organisation or community.
Slow decision making is the number one complaint of decentralised teams.
These 4 different decision methods that can help.
Because of COVID-19 there's a lot of groups going remote for the first time, so here are our top tips for remote teams.
Customers & Partners
What people say about The Hum
“Their ability to listen, the toolkit they developed and apply to their own work, as well as their experience with all sorts of organisations around the world made an impression on me.”
“They have a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw on, creating a safe space to go deep on organisational challenges. We left with practical tools for improving communication and team culture. We felt a sense of unity for the first time in at least a couple of years.”
Rosalie, Gen Zero
“They really know what they are talking about. They learned their lessons through experience and it shows. They convey difficult topics seemingly effortlessly and in concise and powerful ways. Not only is it an inspiration to listen to them, but also very useful and applicable advice.”
“Their approach in analyzing patterns helped me to address some of the hard issues. I didn’t feel any longer like my team was the only one that was struggling with power dynamics. The training gave us the courage to start talking about how these issues turn up in our team and what to do about them.“
Anja, Open State