How do you describe Holacracy?
Daphne: “Holacracy is a very nice and efficient way of working together that really energizes me.”
Guido: “As a new way of collaborating. With clarity on how decision making is distributed and roles and tasks are described clearly.”
Janske: “For me, Holacracy is a way of working together, discussing and shaping the work. Choices and actions from your own autonomy instead of asking for permission everywhere.”
What do you remember best?
Daphne: “At a certain point we created some kind of manager role. Together we undid that. Great learning moment!”
Guido: “Somebody said to me ‘Are you asking for permission? You don’t need that. Just do it if you think it;’s the best thing to do. If a tension comes up, you’ll hear it.”
Janske: “For me, the evaluation moment at the end of June was an important moment. When we really looked at where we are in the process now.”
You learn a number of new rules and processes with Holacracy, but you also need to ‘unlearn’. What was the hardest?
Daphne: “Trying to solve everything and take on responsibility, especially if the circle members rely on your old function.”
Guido: “Showing alternatives when it’s not even my tension.”
Janske: “I really had to unlearn to share my own tensions when discussing a tension of a colleague. My tension comes later, thensions are solved one by one so it’s really about the tension of the person who’s processing.”
What did you really need to learn?
Daphne: “To let go and trust works pretty well. I had to learn to create focus and be more critical when using the circle to process a tension. We are not looking for consensus and support anymore. And we’re no longer sharing just to share..”
Guido: “How to handle a tension. Like when and where you can process that one.”
Janske: “Make my own choices and work from my own autonomy in my roles.”
What do you value most now?
Daphne: “Holacracy reveals talent of people who remained hidden, which makes me very proud.”
Guido: “That it has a very clear system with clear rules of the game.”
Janske: “The new language we speak. As a result, it becomes clearer what happens and what a next step is.”
What did Holacracy bring you as an organization?
Daphne: “In addition to a more clear structure, there is also a lot of freedom and humor.”
Guido: “More clarity about roles and division of tasks in self-organization.”
Janske: “An insight into old methods and handles to break through rigid patterns.“