Lessons from the Office of the CIO, Washington State

Written by Michael DeAngelo and originally posted in the Holacracy Blog of Washington State

Image of a page from the book "What do you do with an idea?" by Kobi YamadaThe Office of the CIO has been operating with the Holacracy self-organizing model for part of the organization since February of 2015. On July 1st the same year, a law passed that consolidates our office with two other organizations in state government now known as Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech). This transition provides a great opportunity for a Holacracy retrospective over the past five months and a kickoff for the next phase of Holacracy in Washington government.

I mainly want to cover what the experience has been and lessons learned over the past five months for this post, but I’ll also touch on what what’s next.


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