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

Ian:  I appreciate that cultural reminder and language nuance; that tweak makes a lot of sense to me.

Eliana:  One of the downsides of adopting Holacracy is definitely that it requires good coaches - not just good referees - at least until the team has stabilized around playing the new game.  And it sounds like you've got referees when you still need coaches.  Simple refereeing is all you need (and maybe all you want) once the team all know how to play the game, but refereeing alone is not that helpful (and potentially quite frustrating) when people don't know how to play the game effectively yet.  Maybe consider bringing a skilled coach back in for those teams?  Or, if budget won't allow that, perhaps consider trying to train-up some of those referees into full-fledged coaches, with the help of a Holacracy Coach Training?  I sure do empathize with the challenge you (and the whole team) face...