Top-down management and a command and control environment can easily cause tensions to arise amongst team members as they feel their contributions and opinions are undervalued, or worse, unnoticed. Over the past year, our company has shifted from our previous management structure and adopted holacracy. Holacracy is a form of self-governance and an organizational structure which removes power from a management hierarchy and distributes it across clear roles, which can then be executed autonomously, without a micromanaging boss. Our experience with holacracy has been very positive. It has given our team much more autonomy and authority to work to improve our company, our process, and our projects. We want to share our story, and help other companies to learn about different forms of management that may work for them and their culture.
In this session we will look at:
what holacracy is
what caused our company to implement it
the transitioned from our previous organizational structure to holacracy
how we adopted it and applied it to our company
what we have gained with holacracy
Attendees of this session should come away with an understanding of what holacracy is and how it works. They may even decide that it would be a great organizational structure for their own company, and if so, have the tools to take initial steps to do so.