Whether you call it self-management or not, each employee always has a certain measure of room to act and decide. In self-management, it is about increasing that space as much as possible in consultation with employees. It’s about employees in small teams , of 10-12 people, determining themselves which results need to be achieved and holding each other accountable. In other words, doing what a manager would have done otherwise. But to achieve this, it’s important that people in a team depend on each other; set mutually relevant goals; hold each other accountable for achieving those goals; and develop a keen eye for each other’s strengths and talents.