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

The created sub-circle has a name and ‘one or more of the following: a purpose, one or more domains, one or more accountabilities’ (art. 1.1). It’s possible/allowed that a (sub)circle (or a role) doesn’t have it’s own purpose. The sub-circle was created because the super-circle considers that this should be a better way to achieve its purpose (art. 2.1). If the sub-circle doesn’t have it’s own purpose it ‘inherits’ as it were the purpose of the super circle. Anyway, that’s my interpretation.