What happens or needs to happen when an organisation switches to Holacracy?
With this article, I intend to give some clarity for founders or owners of companies that consider using Holacracy. I will outline the steps that need to be taken to move from the existing structure to Holacracy.
Our October email newsletter speaks about people _thriving_ in collaboration (our new company purpose), introduces our new Associate Partner Rob van den Brand, reports from client work and past Holacracy events, and shares inspirations for project work and organisation building.
You can join us on Tuesday from 14.00 to 16.00 to get to know us, introduce yourself and explore collaboration opportunities. Martin Röll will be giving an introduction to Holacracy, the operating system for purposeful organisations.
Holacracy is a technique for purposeful collaboration, that enables team members to maintain large autonomy in their roles. A sophisticated communication process maintains synchronization between partners.
“build the healthiest possible system where people thrive.”
Reimo Sandau, who I met in the afternoon, emphasized the word choice to me: “thrive”.
We have been struggling to clearly capture our company purpose in words for quite some time. “Structure & Process” is WHAT we build, WHAT we deliver. But WHY do we do it? What is the _purpose_ of building structures & processes? What are we really working for or towards? WHY is this work important?
Yesterday, we captured this formally in our company purpose for the first time: “Effective collaboration through clear structure and process” became: “People thriving in collaboration, through clear structure & process”.
It is longer and maybe not as smooth, but it is a start to put at the centre of our purpose the core of what this really is about: People. “Thriving.” Living, learning and growing as they work together. Being fully alive.
: to grow or develop successfully : to flourish or succeed
This may evolve into “people and organisations thriving” if we consider organisations to have a life of their own, but this will be up to a future governance meeting to decide. :)
Joyful work. Meaningful conversations. Clarity of purpose.
If you’d like to join us, there is plenty of work to be done! We are grateful for new collaborators and for opportunities to apply our skills – helping people thrive in collaboration. Let us know if you see any potential in your environment!
Through a partnership with iGi Partners, one of the most experienced Licensed Holacracy Providers, we can now offer you company-internal Holacracy Discovery Sessions, delivered by Holacracy Master Coach Bernard Marie Chiquet.
In these events, your own organisation is set up as if it was running on Holacracy. You can experience Holacracy’s Tactical and Governance Meetings and get an intensive impression of what it is like to work under this business operating system. This allows you to decide wether to continue with testing or implementing Holacracy or try other routes.
Please contact us if you are interested in experiencing this in your organisation!
A team relies on the effectiveness and productivity of its individual members. That is why we have taken up a new Personal Productivity offering into our service offerings. We offer personal training and coaching for effectiveness, productivity and personal organisation.
With the individuals well-organised, the team can develop its full capacity.
In our company, we use Holacracy as our Operating Model: it allows us to develop great clarity on what we actually do (what our work processes are) and who does what (who is responsible for taking a particular action).
we noticed that nobody was actually responsible for maintaining lists of participants of our events. We captured this as a new accountability for our Events Outreach Role. Having responsibilities in Sales and Marketing and Idea Sharing, I can relax now, knowing that this is being taken care of by Tanja in her Events Outreach role.