About EPS Holacracy Organization Structure

Holacracy is a social technology or system of organizational governance in which authority and decision-making are distributed throughout a holarchy of self-organizing teams rather than being vested in a management hierarchy.

Holacracy is a new way of running an organization that removes power from a management hierarchy and distributes it across clear roles, which can then be executed autonomously, without a micromanaging boss. The work is actually more structured than in a conventional company, just differently so. With Holacracy, there is a clear set of rules and processes for how a team breaks up its work, and defines its roles with clear responsibilities and expectations.

EPS is seeking Environmental Social Entrepreneurs to fulfill key roles in the organization.  We are also seeking Organizers, Educators, Explorers, Volunteers and Citizen Scientists

In Traditional Organizations

 

With EPS Holacracy

Job descriptions
Each person has exactly one job. Job descriptions are imprecise, rarely updated, and often irrelevant.
  Roles
Roles are defined around the work, not people, and are updated regularly. People fill several roles.
Delegated Authority
Managers loosely delegate authority. Ultimately, their decision always trump.
  Distributed Authority
Authority is truly distributed to teams and roles. Decisions are made locally.
Big Re-Orgs
The org structure is rarely revisited, mandated from the top.
  Rapid Iterations
The org structure is regularly updated via small iterations. Every team self-organizes.
Office Politics
Implicit rules slow down change and favor people “in the know”.
  Transparent Rules
Everyone is bound by the same rules, CEO included. Rules are visible to all.
     

Holacracy: How it Works

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  • commented 2016-03-22 06:17:25 -0700
    I like the Holocracy idea.