Amsterdam was the scene of the first ever Holacracy forum. A 100+ Holacracy pioneers from across the globe joining for a 3 days to exchange expertise and share their organization passions. And at the same time celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Holacracy. OrganizationBuilders founder Koen Veltman reflects on his main takeaways:
The diversity of Organizations applying Holacracy is incredible
This three-day event really strengthened the sense of community between Holacracy practitioners. Most of us have been exchanging ideas and messages online or haven’t seen each other since the first training.
Expertise is emerging AND there is so much more to experiment with
To just name a couple of examples: we had presentations on different compensation models, on onboarding new employees, on how to align resource allocation supported by great technology integrations and on links with well-known approaches like GTD.
At the same time this still feels like we are only at the start of all the possibilities there are to tailor solutions on top of the Holacracy operating system. We recognize we are all still pioneering and experimenting with developing the supportive “system” for a full self-organized organizational ecosystem. Sometimes this task feels a bit daunting, but most of the time its excited to tension-by-tension evolve our understanding of self-organization.
Implementation is my personal passion
Holacracy is a well defined model. Of course its just version 4.1 and 5.0 is already in the making. What attracts me the most is the approaches to make the transition from a traditional to a self-organized system. So many different organizations are on this path. And each organization taking a different approach to implementation. From the first meetings to how you anchor your formal processes into Holacracy as well and beyond.