“I want self-managed people, especially for Halocracy. It's a self-managing environment, that needs people that are capable of individual self-management to be part of a team that is self-managing.” — Brian Robertson This week Sachit () chats...
“I want self-managed people, especially for Halocracy. It's a self-managing environment, that needs people that are capable of individual self-management to be part of a team that is self-managing.”
— Brian Robertson
This week Sachit (@sachitgupta) chats with Brian Robertson (@h1brian), Co-founder of HalocracyOne — A company that integrates the collective wisdom of individuals throughout an organization and offers a toolset for each person to enact meaningful change at any level of work.
Brian is the world’s foremost expert on Holacracy, a revolutionary framework for self-managing organizations. After years as CEO of an award-winning software company, he co-founded HolacracyOne to share this innovative method with other organizations. The result is increased transparency, greater accountability, constant innovation, and agility across the company. Holacracy is used by over 1,000 companies today – in healthcare, insurance, banking, retail, technology, nonprofit and government sectors and in places as diverse as Dubai, Shanghai, Amsterdam, London, Berlin, New York, Bangalore, Las Vegas and rural Africa. Brian is thrilled to see this method take root and grow with such force.
Brian is the author of the book Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World. He speaks at conferences, holds trainings, and consults for organizations across the globe.
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0:00 - Introduction
02:25 - What does Brian do in Holacracy?
03:25 - Why is Holacracy better?
11:05 - While building a system, how can someone initiate from their first instinct?
15:00 - Where the concept of having a centralized structure came from
25:50 - Your vision for distributing power, even when not everyone is ready for it
28:35 - What does support and mentoring the people in your company look like?
33:27 - Who decides the roles in Holacracy?
37:35 - The hiring process within the company
45:05 - Great questions to ask when hiring someone
49:36 - Some of the common pitfalls you should watch out for
58:32 - Personal transformations that leaders go through
01:03:30 - Why companies without hierarchy perform better
01:07:19 - How to manage teams better
01:13:21 - How Holacracy helps in decentralized systems
01:22:15 - Some of the types of companies that are using Holacracy
01:25:30 - What being a conscious creator means to Brian
01:26:40 - Closing Remarks