In a self-managing organization, the team members are collectively responsible for the team result. Team decisions are made by consensus, with each team member also taking individual responsibility for the agreements made. This makes a world of difference to the everyday functioning of the organization. More and more directors are becoming aware of the advantages of self-organization, but the thought of making changes to the organizational structure seems so daunting that they don't know where tot start. This practical guide explains how to make the transition from hierarchy to self-management. We discuss the implications for team members, team coaches, managers and supporting staff, as well as the skills they need in order tot caary out their work effectively as part of a self-organization. We also give concrete tools to aid in effecticve communication, such as the Solution Diveren Method of Interaction, solution-oriented meetings, and approaches for handling conflict.