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

Hey Keith - I'd go with option #1, or maybe a slight variation like "No role may assign a partner into roles within the Lead Operating Circle until that partner has agreed to...".  And you're right, that leaves open the question about what happens if current Core Circle Members don't want to agree.  But that's reality: if it happens, you'll need to decide what to do about that (e.g. remove them from roles?), and hiding that reality in an NVGO policy statement isn't actually going to make it more likely that people will follow through on the desired agreements...  So I'd go with a policy for new members, and then consciously ask the current members to agree to it, knowing that they could say "no", and that would then lead to a question about what to do with that no.  These are behavior changes you want, as you point out, and that's got to start with people consciously agreeing to them or the uphill battle is a lot steeper...