In 2016, Hugo, our founder, moved to Bali with his wife and 3 kids. The initial idea was to relax, get better at surfing and stay on the beach. But entrepreneurial blood kept flowing. Hugo saw in Jakarta that Agile had just started becoming popular. While he had adopted the agile way of working and thinking in his software company Bridge for over 6 years, it was new here.
In Bridge, Hugo had experimented with different levels of self organization in team structures. For Ekipa, we decided early 2017 to adopt the principles of Frederic Laloux (Reinventing organizations). You can read them in Ekipa Reinvented. We have no hierarchy in our team; people self-set their salary; there are no fixed roles; anybody can take any role, and everybody contributes to the things that need doing.