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What Is Holocracy?

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It’s a management concept Medium once tried

Recently, Medium shared that its organizational system was once built on the concept of Holocracy.

As Medium’s founder once stated:

One of the cool things about Holacracy is it can be applied to any type of organization.

To be honest, I had never heard about it before.

So I did some research.

Instead of having a static job description, individuals in a holacracy assume multiple roles, each associated with a purpose, domain, and accountabilities. Investopedia

From 2012 to 2016, Medium applied this decentralized company structure to evolve the company.

Then they decided they wanted to stop using Holocracy.

Holacracy was getting in the way of the work. Andy Doyle

What I like about Holocracy is that in comparison to Hierarchy it spreads power across all employees of a company.

I’m curious. What do you think about Holocracy?

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