A step-by-step guide for self-managing workplaces. It uses a powerful and practical concept called "Participative Design" with which you create a workplace with greater energy, quality, and pride one that puts people in charge of their own work and is more productive. – Participative Design starts with the foundations for good work. Analyze your workplace by asking, Is there room for decisions? For learning? For mutual support and respect, meaningfulness, and a desirable future? You will discover how to take stock of the present structure and workflow and then redesign them to be self-managing. Each team agrees on goals, resources, ground rules, training needs, coordination, and career paths, and then looks at the results.