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Switching from a hierarchical company to self-organization often feels liberating and empowering and makes people enthusiastic about their work. But self-organization without a boss brings a different set of challenges and even one's own enthusiasm can be one of them. When there is no boss to check on you (or break your enthusiasm from time to time ;) ), you have to design a different way to care for yourself and your development. Especially in remote-work settings this can be a challenge. A buddy system can help people look out for each other, support each other and help each other grow.
The idea of a buddy system is that everyone has one colleague, whose specific task is to check on them and support them in any way necessary. A Bud Spencer for everyone.
Here is one way to set this up:
You can combine the buddy system with other development practices that you use: The buddy should support the colleague in realizing their development goals.
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