The Self-Management Institute was formed in 2008 as a research and education organization focused on the development of superior systems and principles of organizing people.
Our founder, Chris Rufer, developed, early on in his entrepreneurial career, a general business philosophy around the fundamental cornerstone that simply states that Self-Management is the most effective and efficient method of organizing people. It’s the way families are organized; it’s the way community relationships come to be; it’s the way that the most prosperous economies are organized. Is it possible to capture that effectiveness and efficiency in commercial relationships?
Our goal is to continue to define, refine, and propagate the principles and tools of Self-Management, enabling that effectiveness and efficiency to become reality.
Our Mission is to develop superior principles and systems of organizing people, and to promulgate those principles and systems in the minds of our client colleagues.
We envision a flourishing community of self-managed enterprises, operating wholly pursuant to the principles--and effectively utilizing the tools--developed and perpetuated by our Institute.
We believe that the principles of Self-Management, when wholly understood, yield a superior organizational structure and happier, more efficient, colleagues. Together, the individual freedom and authority resulting from a truly Self-Managed enterprise yield an environment that mimics closely the principles, and progressive human benefits, of a free-market economy.