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

I've found that most engineered solutions to circle structure (read: not based in an articulated tension) cause one or more of the following:
- people realize that it's not Holacracy for all, and it's demeaning...the person at the top is still just making decisions based on an old leadership paradigm

- the circle is less effective b/c the fiction of the creation becomes clear as they try to live out the purpose. Incongruencies abound and it's harder to get aligned on the work.

Convincing the people at the top of the food chain to work from a tension (firm on the tension and loose on the proposal) instills confidence throughout the company.

The short answer, is they can do anything they want but there is a cost to it.