Agile journalism: This is how a self-organised editorial team is working

We all talk about agility. But how does a self-organised team perform in the rigid and hierarchical media environment? A practical example provides some insights.

Konrad Weber


Self-organised and without big egos: the team behind ‘Neue Narrative’.

A few days ago, Neue Narrative broke the magic barrier of the first 10,000 subscribers. The team behind the young business magazine started with the mission of telling stories from a new, ego-free working world. These stories are meant to invite people to get involved, to follow suit and to think ahead. The team wants to write about a new, human-centred work environment and tries to be the prototype of a self-organised, responsible and independent organisation.

Martin Wiens, co-founder of ‘Neue Narrative’.

“ At the start of Neue Narrative, we wanted to develop an organisation with processes and structures that consciously do not incentives big egos,” explains co-founder Martin Wiens in an interview. After two years, the founding team has grown from 3 people to 15.

Since July 2020, Neue Narrative has been an accountability-owned company. “We are currently on the threshold of the next…