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Self-Managed Team-working in a Flat Organisation – Fresh Thinking Labs

Join this special Fresh Thinking Labs event in the Basque Country, co-hosted by Sinnergiak and Ederfil Becker.

Time and Date: 10.00 – 16.00 on Wednesday 14th June, and 9.30 -14.00 on Thursday 15th June

Place: Sinnergiak Social Innovation on Wednesday 14th June; and Ederfil Becker on Thursday 15th June – in Donostia – San Sebastián, the Basque Country.

Join Fresh Thinking Labs in Donostia – San Sebastián for two days of learning and knowledge-exchange on Self-Managed Team-working in a Flat Organisation, co-hosted by Ederfil Becker and Sinnergiak at the University of the Basque Country.

Over Wednesday 14th June and Thursday 15th June, participants will have the unique opportunity to:

  • Learn about Ederfil Becker’s change process and practices around self-managed team-working;
  • Hear about workplace innovation and explore its progress in the Basque country, through talks and a Q&A panel with local companies;
  • Discuss the role of communication, transparency and employee voice in driving empowerment;
  • Share ideas and experiences with staff at Ederfil Becker and Fresh Thinking Lab members from a range of external organisations, as ‘critical friends’ – including over a lively and informal networking dinner!


Programme Highlights

Day 1 at Sinnergiak will allow participants to:

  • Learn about workplace innovation across Europe including a closer look at progress in the Basque country including Sinnergiak’s activities;
  • Hear from Maider Martin, People Manager at Ederfil Becker about the company’s journey of empowerment;
  • Examine self-managed teamworking and its relationship with other aspects of organizational culture and practice;
  • Speak to local Basque companies about their perspectives on flat organisations and employee empowerment during a Q&A panel.

Day 2 at Ederfil Becker will continue the knowledge-exchange by enabling you to:

  • Hear from the team at Ederfil Becker about their journey of organizational change, and in particular their practices on self-managed teamworking – including a talk from the current General Manager Unai Elola;
  • Actively participate in ‘critical friends’ sessions with managers and team members, to learn more about the everyday experiences of staff working at the company;
  • Prepare and present feedback on your thoughts and findings to the senior team during facilitated sessions.


What will you gain?

As a participant, you will be invited not only to actively share your knowledge, experience and insights to help our hosts move forward, but also to identify the lessons to take back to your own organisation. All participants will receive a post-event report presenting findings and conclusions, to stimulate further shared dialogue and knowledge-exchange with other participants and your colleagues.


Networking dinner

The event includes a networking dinner on the evening of Day 1 (Wednesday 14th June) at around 19.30 local time. This dinner will take place around the Bay of La Concha / Old Town area of San Sebastian. Please indicate whether you can join this part of the event using the form below.



This is a Fresh Thinking Labs Open Event, and is one in a 12-month programme of similar events designed to enable companies and organisations to get together and share experience, knowledge and inspiration around workplace challenges both In Person and Online. Fresh Thinking Labs is a membership-based platform offering flexibly priced annual subscriptions for organisations of all sectors and sizes.

Please note: This event is open to companies and organisations of all sizes and sectors that are interested in workplace innovation and keen to share experiences and insights with others as ‘critical friends’. We are unable to offer places to consultants.

Places are limited and are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.