Installing change; how to transform into a Holacracy
Today’s fast-changing and competitive environment requires organizations to adjust to change in a fast and flexible way. However, lots of companies appear to have very little capacity to evolve and adapt, as their traditional organizational structure does not allow quick and flexible decision-making. That’s why more and more companies are starting to experiment with the idea of transforming into a Holacracy. This new way of running an organization removes power from a management hierarchy and distributes it more evenly throughout the organization. But how do you set this organizational change into motion? And how do you replace your traditional organizational structure with Holacracy? In this blog, we give you some hands-on tips.
Holacracy will only work if you are fully committed in becoming a self-governing organization. Your organization’s structure can’t be changed overnight and adopting Holacracy is not something you decide today and start with tomorrow. To successfully install change, we suggest the following steps:
- In the first step you start to discover the Holacracy fundamentals with a small team or department as a pilot team to see how it goes. You start by defining the roles and responsibilities of your team and how they work towards achieving your company goals. By giving your pilot team more freedom to express ideas and take initiative, you will notice an increase in employee engagement within your team.
- The second step involves a deeper exploration of how to implement the fundamentals of Holacracy in your whole organization. In this step, you need to come up with a plan to actually implement change and define roles and responsibilities for your entire workforce. It is important to craft a clear understanding of the structure of your organization. Who answers to whom? And what teams and employees are responsible for which goals?
- The third step is about actually transforming into a Holacracy and getting everyone on board. You and your workforce will start tackling problems by enabling everyone to collect and share feedback and to work together in achieving the team and company goals.
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