I finished reading the excellent article It's Not Just Standing Up: Patterns of Daily Stand-up Meetings written by Jason Yip. Somewhere in the beginning of this article, the author talks about self-organization:
The underlying theme for daily stand-up meetings is self-organization. This is not just because self-organization leads to better productivity but also, and perhaps more so, because it leads to a more humane, respectful, and mature work environment.
This is exactly what I've been talking about in my post on software factories. If you and your team are practicing Scrum, you should definitely give this article a thorough read.