Are laterally guided teams better than those guided by directives? They are definitely one - self-organized, empowered and, in my experience, more motivated. Therefore - yes, I find them better! The path from directive to lateral, however, is sometimes rocky and long - practical experience has shown me one thing above all - there are really good companions on the way there, and they are: clarity and transparency, patience and iteration as well as appreciation and humour. They turn good teams into really good, cool and motivated teams.