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Holacracy Constitution: The constitution at a glance and as a PDF

The Holacracy Constitution (Holocracy Constitution) is a set of rules, which the Basic principles of holocracy for companies. It can be freely downloaded as a PDF and is divided into 5 detailed articles that are to be understood as instructions.

Article I: "Energizing Roles": Create roles

The first article of the constitution deals with the roles, i.e. the functions that people carry out in the company. In addition to a few main roles that should be present in every circle, other roles can be included freely defined and compiled become.

The framework of each role is defined by a purpose ("Purpose"), one Area of ​​responsibility ("Domain") and a Area of ​​responsibility ("Accountabilities"). Each person chooses the tasks (“Next Actions” and “Projects”) to be carried out within the framework of the respective roles.

Article II: "Circle Structure": Form circles

The individual roles are made up of circles. The circles are self-organized and self-determined teams. From outside the circle no one has the authority to determine anything that concerns the circle.

For the Communication and collaboration The following roles are fixed between the individual circles:

  • Lead Link: Connection of a circle to its subordinate circles
  • Rep Link: Connection of a circle to the circle above it
  • Cross Link: Connection between circles on the same level

The people who are supposed to take on these roles will be democratic within the circle elected in the context of so-called “governance meetings”.

Article III: "Governance Process": control processes

In the “governance process” and the corresponding meetings, how the circle structure is decided built, changed and optimized can be. So the roles and circles are constantly changing. They are especially important at the beginning, as the circles have to be formed here first.

Article IV: "Operational Process": Operational processes

The fourth chapter is about theDivide obligations between roles. The so-called “Tactical Meetings” are part of the “Operational Process”. They are convened by the “Facilitator” and deal with things like the completion status of certain tasks, reports on metrics, updates on projects, etc. In contrast to the governance meetings, the tactical meetings are purely thematic.

Article V: “Adoption Matters”: Installation and Use

This is about how Holacracy gets into the company. The company management and various managers must have theirs Hand over areas of responsibility and transferred to the individual circles. A large main circle is created, which expresses the overarching purpose of the company and houses all other circles.

However, some powers or obligations remain with certain individuals if the articles of association do so so required by law.