These excerpts are re-published with permission from Holacracy News.
“Holacracy is rigid, inflexible, and doesn’t account for messy human behavior.”
Perhaps you’ve heard a few of these critiques, or even thought them yourself, in the beginning stages of your Holacracy practice. Frustration is a common experience for Holacracy beginners when they run into boundaries dictated by the Constitution. But what’s the reason for these boundaries? And what potential can be unlocked when colleagues voluntarily adhere to a common rule set?
This month, we share personal stories about the power of Holacracy to transform the human beings practicing it. We hope you’ll read on and decide for yourself what makes a system “human.”
HolacracyOne founder Brian Robertson writes about how Holacracy’s strict processes create opportunities for reflection and growth.
In a frank and personal blog post, Katrin Muff (Business School Lausanne) opens up about the sometimes painful process of separating organizational work from interpersonal connection. Katrin also reflects on the fresh possibility that arose when this new human space was recognized and honored.
Learning the Ropes