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Reply to Resources for DIYers

By Chris Cowan Topic posted 02/02/2016


maybe I am asking for too much of a creative effort here, and I don't even know if it would actually address our objectives, but in my dreams I'd love to see some sort of a  simulated comparison between  a standard way of conducting a meeting and the holacracy way starting from the same fictitious preconditions.

In such an example an hypothetical parallel meeting dealing with governance related issue could clearly underline the kinds of anti-patterns that Holacracy addressed by reducing the influence of personal opinion, biases and ego on the results of the meeting (also impacting speed)

One could also inject some nasty behavioral preconditions such as: mr A ates B because he was promoted last year, etc.

It's is a completely different kind of example (a meeting with a client)  but when I watched this comedy sketch, which is obviously exagerated:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKorP55Aqvg

my memory went back to several antipatterns I had previously experienced... It's a good way to contextualize the starting point of something that needs to be fixed...