Experiences with Holacracy

There is a growing number of books on holacracy. One of the first on this subject without even coining the term was Eckart’s Notes. Also the ones on Semco (like Semco style and Maverick!) are gaining popularity. These all describe case studies, where Reinventing Organisations shows development stages in organization. These in turn are based on literature and case studies like the one that is described in Eckart’s Notes.

Since we are experimenting with holacracy at Bol.com I recently read Getting Teams Done. It gives a great introductions and offers a practical approach.

Holacracy cases

Recently there were some case studies and testimonials of the use of holacracy published at Medium.
Path to holacracy

The Dutch design company Concept7 has experimented with a number of ‘management styles’ over the years. Their objective has always been clear: to foster freedom and empowerment in their employees. The entire staff has been working with holacracy for a few years now. Lauren shares her story.

The founder of Voys, Mark Vetter, has always believed in self-organisation. He claims holacracy has brought us accountability, entrepreneurship, and faster evolution. Check Mark’s story on getting things done in a company. The Voys way is published in a book on the way they are organised.

The founders of the Dutch ‘user experience’ company Valsplat believe it is utmost important to bring your whole self to work, or even express or develop your talents. Nils claims holacracy has provided me with tools that help me focus. He states:

Holacracy helps us to become the best possible version of ourselves

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