Self Steering Teams

We love the art of creation with self management.

Our passion is listening to clients ideas, thinking through solutions and coming up with creative team designs for what we call test and learn pilots. Most importantly, we keep it small and we keep it simple.


All test & learn pilots undergo this process, keeping a deliberate and calculated level of control through the infancy through to a mature environment. The process shown is referred to as a framework and reflects the only restriction to this pilot in maturity.  Insights and the lessons learned from the test & learn will form the foundations for further expansion to the test & learn environment.

Our tip for everyone is to remember to listen to the needs of your teams and design thoughtfully refined solutions at the outset of your pilot.

We focus on your skills.

We know our core strengths and need to learn yours. We then teach you how to stick to your guns and hone your skills. Most importantly, we stay focused and provide clear space to allow the test and learn pilot to grow.


Focused on a multidisciplinary team design to ensure a seamless user experience


Learning and development for each team is ongoing through any pilot all the while measuring outcomes and recalibrating team dynamics.


Extensive experience in test and learn pilots allow for positive social business case development.

What are self steering teams?

Self Steering teams in the health and support industries are autonomous small teams of employees whose members determine, plan, and manage their own day-to-day activities and duties under limited to no supervision. Also known as self-directed or selfsteering teams. 

The teams do not have to operate under the direct supervision, instruction or direction of the directors, managers or the ‘back office’ staff. They are operationally autonomous and self-governing. The scope of their responsibilities may include: 

  • Care planning 
  • Care scheduling and work allocation 
  • Care delivery 
  • Deciding how many and which patients to serve 
  • Liaising with the family and friends of a client and with other involved health and social care professionals 
  • Creating, maintaining and updating client records 
  • Rostering, holiday scheduling 
  • Planning and attending team meetings 
  • Individual and team performance monitoring, appraisal and deciding on corrective action or suggestions for improvement 
  • Handling public engagement requests 
  • Continuous professional development — individual and collective.  Teams will often hold their own education and development budgets with limits set centrally. 



Most commonly, an organisation will start a pilot program to witness and experience what self steering means and how it may affect their environment. This is not an easy task and there are many pitfalls and risks. These can be avoided with the right coaching and support. Future Proof Australia has access to a specialised and bespoke training framework that is contextualised for Australian work environments. By identifying learning and development needs and priorities for a pilot environment, is just one example, of the necessary steps towards introducing a new self steering pilot team.

Future Proof Australia are able to discuss your options and assist you in understanding what to expect with any self steering pilot being considered.

We would love to hear from you.