Management 3.0 Workshop

After trying a couple of times to get into a Management 3.0 training I finally had the chance to participate in a two day course in Nuremberg.


The training was hosted at Ancud IT in downtown Nuremberg. The quiet working environment was awesome, the catering for the coffee breaks incredibly good. Kudo cards to the Ancud team, but more about Kudo Cards later.

The Training

Jürgen Mohr works as an independent agile coach / scrum master and Management 3.0 trainer. He used the M3.0 approach in a couple of projects and could tell a lot of stories from his work experience.

So what is Management 3.0?

The overall question is: “What does a manager still do in a complex system with self-organizing teams?”

The Mindset of Management 3.0 tries to answer this question with “Manage the system not the people”

The working theory: A modern Organization is a complex adaptive system which cannot be managed in a centralized, top down way anymore.

The inventor of M3.0 Jurgen Appello built his concept around six views of agile management

  • energize people
  • empower teams
  • align constraints
  • develop competence
  • grow structure
  • improve everything

The Team

Saskia, Carsten and I had to form a team and find a name which represents our commonalities. We came up with #YORO – You only retire once, because we all considered working less at the age of fifty 🙂

We had to choose the team values from the values list:

We came up with

  • Openess
  • Agility
  • Trust
  • Innovation

The Tools

We tried out a lot of different tools. Jürgen set up a Kudo wall onto which we could put the Kudo cards to praise the behavior of our colleagues.

The Books

There are two must reads: Management 3.0 and Managing for happiness. While the first one is the scientific the other is the “playbook”, it comprises all the tools you can directly use in practice.

Additionally You can read Daniel Pink “Drive”

My Experiments so far

You can read about my M3.0 experiments here