Holacracy Community of Practice Archive, 2015-2019 Community Holacracy Web Site
Fred Magovern posted:
Margaux posted:


2/ Domains: a domain on the circle doesn't have to be broken down into one or more role. It can stay as the “family property” until some tensions arise and you need to put more clarity by delegating part of the domain on a role for example or by defining a policy in the governance of the circle. In this scenario, it would no longer be the family property.

I have had the same understanding, but this seems to be at odds with the Constitution. What am I missing?

v 4.1 section 2.2.2: 

A Circle’s Lead Link inherits the Purpose and any Accountabilities on the Circle itself, and controls any Domains defined on the Circle, just as if the Circle were only a Role and the Lead Link filled that Role.



I think you're referring to section 2.2.1 and there is last sentence in this section that states : "...However, this only applies to the extent that those Accountabilities and Domains have not been placed upon a Role within the Circle, or otherwise delegated. Further, the Lead Link may not define Policies that limit the Circle’s Roles, except via the Governance Process of the Circle."

So in case Domains have been placed upon roles within the circle, they are no longer like *family property* nad cannot be impacted by Lead Link neither other defined roles within the circle.

Does this make sense?