The new book Holacracy-The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World is a book that will get anyone in business thinking about how to organize their company. As a matter of fact, many major companies have embraced Brian Robertson’s Holacracy System including the forward thinking organization Zappos.
In my interview with Brian we take an in-depth look into how to design an organization with this new management model. Holacracy is a combination of individual accountability, team transparency, and flexible, face-paced tactical meetings to help in creating greater levels of efficiency, adaptability and productive operations. Holacracy also develops absolute habits of making commitments about when you will deliver a particular project or action. For instance in tactical meetings you capture next action, but do not attach deadlines or commitment to them. You might be asking why? Committing to deadlines has downsides and obscures a more dynamic, reality-based approach. Brian states that by accepting the next action item in your role, is by definition making the commitment to continuously track the action, and to consciously do the action as soon as it becomes the most important item among your possible actions.
I encourage you to listen, take notes and learn from Brian Robertson a man on a mission to transform how organization run, and how the cultures are transformed. He has a fascinating approach and one that is worth your investigation of time to understand. If you want more information about Holacracy you can click here to be directed to his book site, or click here to be directed to Holacracy.org.