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


Para 1.4 contains this definition of Policy:

"You may also define “Policies” for your Domains, which are either grants of authority that allow others to control or cause a material impact within a Domain, or limits on how others may do so when otherwise authorized.  Before a Policy is valid, you must first publish it in a forum convenient to all Partners who may be impacted."


Additionally, the following is from the glossary on the Holacracy App:

Policy - A Policy allows or limits others from impacting a Domain.  For example, if a "Social Media" Role owns the Domain of "corporate Twitter account" then a Policy might be enacted to allow "Events Promotion" Role to make posts to Twitter (e.g. "Events Promotion has permission to post events-related content to the corporate Twitter account")

I hope this helps.

- Dennis