Holacracy Cheat Sheet
Holacracy is a process and a structure to distribute authority within an organization. It's important to note that the basic structure of Holacracy is a hierarchy, and that leadership roles are assigned from the top down.
Role: A set of accountablities that the role-player is responsbible for.
Circle: When a role's accountabilities become bigger than one person, a sub-circle is formed. A circle contains multiple roles.
Tension: Dissonance created by a gap between current reality and a desired reality.
Rep Link: A circle's representive to their parent circle. They sense their circle's tensions, and ensure these tensions are processed.
Lead Link: The link between a circle and its sub-circle. Has sole power to assign people to roles in the sub-circle.
Secretary: Interprets the Holocracy constitution and her/his circle's governance in order to produce good outcomes from holacratic meetings.
Facilitator: Ensures that tactical and governance meetings are run according to the holacratic process.
Fun fact: Holacracy comes from the word Holon.