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

Holacracy is a tool of transparency in authority. As I see it people in government structures rarely long for clear authority, as it comes with much risk and no benifits...

I suppose it would work only if the team is interested specifically in the desired by client outcome, i.e. performance improvement. If not, they might like it as a game, or use to redistribute power, or even raise pressure on their superior, not as a tool of taking some personal authority. If your client could sell the outcome to them (for example, reducing numer of team members but keeping total team salary redistributed between the rest of them, if total performance remains the same... =), then they could find benifits in such instruments of self-management.