Holacracy Community of Practice Archive, 2015-2019 Community Holacracy Web Site

I have found that a uncovering of the work not related to positions but from a day to day week to week and month to month process works really well we create a key people brainstorming workshop where we walk through each persons typical day, week etc and really just capture the work. We then go the work into logical groups / role formation but still keeping it fairly loose this is then presented to the group / proposed circle to review in another brainstorming session have we grouped the work appropriately this creates the initials roles and the work quite often is then either covered under an overarching purpose or where the "work" is required as input or output for another role and accountability is defined.

what I have found in my experience is the discovering the work process has dramatically streamlined the initial backlog and tack up of governance/Holacracy whereas when we have started by mapping initial position descriptions / functions there is a much bigger disconnect from reality to the starting structure