For us, it all began with the question: What gets in the way of people working together as effectively as possible, in the most efficient way possible?
We wanted a system that gave freedom to work the way our people wanted to work, meeting only when needed, and with a clear focus on things that really mattered.
And the answer was simple – ability to self manage and deliver on the work at hand. We believe in self management and the fact that if we are mature enough and free to pursue our choices in our personal lives, then why not do so at work? With more than 200 employees across 12 locations, we wanted a system that kept us all organized and helped us work together and innovate faster than ever.
A clear-cut way to achieve such a system was ‘Holacracy’.
Brian J Robertson, creator of this work paradigm claims that Holacracy offers us a fresh ‘social technology’ powered governing approach where authority is authentically distributed, and flexibility and self-organization are embedded within the organizational structure. We adopted Holacracy in 2016 and this model has been helping us evolve and adapt our own structure and processes by undergoing peer-to-peer governance.