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

The community theatre example is a great one for a number of reasons, Rachel. Most notably, it points to the relevance of the social architecture of power within any organisation, no matter its stated purpose and good intention. The term 'community' in your example promises much but by itself can deliver little, except perhaps disappointment and frustration. Nothing wrong with power itself, but it matters enormously how it is distributed, boundaried, that its exercise is made transparent, accountable and subject to constructive challenge and amendment. That is what I am seeing in the Holacracy approach. Kind of a living architecture of power...