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Reply to Values In Holacracy

By davidlp Topic posted 02/08/2019

[@mention:577633875651499938] No, not as strategies. And it's definitely not something the Lead Link would care about (or I should say, I wouldn't expect the Lead Link role-filler to care anymore or less about it than any other role-filler).

I was talking about them generally, so you could apply that principle to formulating a strategy, but they aren't directly related.

I think the first place to look is always governance. It may not be enough, but defining expectations in governance should always be the first consideration. That's a critical point.

Now, let's assume that this isn't really a role thing like Chris consistently accepts meeting requests, but then just doesn't show up to them. OK, that's a Chris-as-a-person thing. 

Or, let's say you'd like everyone to agree to have some sort of clearing conversation when an interpersonal tension arises. And that's just something you want the people to agree to (not the roles). 

So again, and it's really important to get this, this isn't a constitutionally-governed type thing, this is something between the people as people. 

With that said, the best way I know how to actualize the behavioral agreements in the people-space is to create some sort of ledger to make these agreements explicit. There are a few features: 

  • Agreements are behavioral, i.e. not value, need, or principle-based
  • Agreements can be added, changed, or removed as necessary
  • An individual's agreement is voluntary and can be removed at any time
  • Agreements aren't necessarily for all partners 

Now, this is kinda hard to explain in writing, so I just recorded a quick video explaination. I hope it helps! 

Behavioral Agreements Ledger Video: High Level