How AEquacy Works

AEquacy is based on a framework of operating principles that determines the main elements in four areas that need to be in place for a successful implementation of (or transition to) this new system.

Framework of Operating Principles

Enabling context

provides the conditions for the new organization to develop.

  • Self-organizing teams work in full autonomy, advancing the purpose of the company;
  • Peer-based coordination maintains alignment between teams;
  • Distributed authority makes sure that decision-making happens wherever an issue emerges;
  • Extended financial responsibility assigns each team Profit & Loss accountabilities.

Supporting values

are fundamental values whose presence is necessary for Aequacy to run successfully.

  • Trust empowers people to work at their best;
  • Accountability: in the absence of bosses, people are mutually accountable for the results of their actions;
  • Partnership is the quality of equal relationships, when we move out of the superior-subordinate paradigm;
  • Continuous Learning becomes a state of mind in aequal organizations.

Smart Systems

reinforce the expected working practices of the organization, and keep bureaucracy out of sight.

  • Radical simplicity makes sure that the company doesn’t fall into the trap of bureaucracy;
  • Consent decision-making enables fast decisions and provides better alignment in teams;
  • Peer feedback loops replace the outdated Performance Management System and give people continuous input on how they are doing and if/what they can improve.
  • Information free-flow empowers people and gives them the opportunity to foster innovation.

Individual and Team Mastery

are the essential competences to be successful and enjoy working in an aequal organization.

  • Personal Mastery is the key to finding one’s own personal compass in a complex and ambiguous environment;
  • System Awareness allows a better understanding of the team and organizational dynamics in order to navigate and influence the system;
  • Collaboration allows people to engage in productive dialogue and address conflict effectively;
  • Team management allows every person to be co-accountable for the governance of the team.

Implementation Model

Implementation Model


Our implementation model is based on our +15 year experience in designing and delivering change programs for large organizations and on the peculiar elements that are required for a successful participative process according to the AEquacy values and operating principles.

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