I came across Holacracy – see What is Holacracy – thanks to a brief introduction at Impact Hub Westminster given by Nick Osborne (who describes himself as an entrepreneur in the business of shifting paradigms; co-founder of Conscious Collaboration, Evolving Organisation and Learning Edge with whom he works as a Trainer, Consultant and Presenter).
The ideas that stuck with us most strongly were:
- Circles rather than hierarchical structures
- Roles rather than job specifications
- Accountabilities relating to roles
- Meetings that address tensions relating to roles and accountabilities i.e. What is the tension that someone want to raise at a meeting? What role, if any, is accountable for whatever is causing the tension? What can everyone connected with it do about resolving the tension?
- Clear, tight strategies for running meetings
- Three different kinds of meetings – depending on the purpose of the meetings
ResponsiveLeaders was inspired by www.responsive.org
Nick Osborne facilitated the practical role playing part of the event www.evolvingorganisation.com
I attended a couple of days after first hearing about Teal organisations and was interested to hear Teal ideas referred to during the meetup – see Teal Organisations and Teal for Start-ups.