Self-organising agile teams are considered to be the driving factor in improving organizational performance in the IT and service-related industries. Recent academic research has shown a dramatic increase in interest and understanding of how teamwork principles, internal communication, and the confidence in project outcomes could be supportive in developing strategies for self-organization as an alternative to a hierarchical management approach. However, little attention has been paid to understanding the impact of cultural issues and related behavioural aspects on the ways international self-organised teams are performing. In reflecting on this problem, this paper provides a foundational framework for self-organising team work classification and the cultural implications of this to organisations in Turkey.