From Scrum Guide:

Development Teams are structured and empowered by the organization to organize and manage their own work.

I am not a native English speaker and can not understand if by organization they mean company? If yes - then I don't get it. Why a company, not people themselves is responsible for selecting which people will go to which team? I thought Scrum is all about self-organization. Just tell people about a Product and they will organize themselves into teams.

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I believe you just misread what is stated in that quote: Development teams are structured and empowered by the organization to manage their own work, e.g., the company 'structures' or 'puts in place' a team that is empowered to self-organize and structure itself.

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