[OSList] Open Space and Holacracy
john at haitipartners.org
Wed Mar 5 06:18:15 PST 2014
PS I would add that Open Space can be extremely operational as well. Seems
that holocracy has more clear decision-making structure. I like the way a
"circle" has two coordinators (or whatever they call them): one that is
appointed by hierarchy and one that is elected by circle members.
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On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM, John Engle <john at haitipartners.org> wrote:
> I like your comments, Greg. I think you're right on, on all your points.
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> On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 8:54 AM, Greg Bloom <greg.bloom at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am just starting to learn about both Open Space and Holacracy, but I
>> actually think there are some misconceptions in this thread.
>> Holacracy is *not* a framework in which ruling power is totally
>> distributed among participants. There's still a head honcho; and at every
>> level below, there's a group that defines the purpose and exercises
>> authority over its subsidiary groups. Within that structure, groups are
>> democratic and I believe self-organizing, etc. But it's very much a
>> hierarchy. More here:
>> Despite that, it seems to me that Open Space and Holacracy include
>> similar notions about the world, but one is exploratory and the other is
>> operational. Perhaps they could be practiced in a complementary fashion, in
>> a way that relieves some of the pressure of the hierarchy. I'd love to hear
>> more comparing and contrast.
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