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

What's the worst thing that can happen, btw.? 

If an absent role finds a project or next action assigned to them which they don't see in their role, they can simply reject it after the fact - if they provide the reasoning along with it. 

Even if they straight out erase it and don't tell anyone about it, the tension behind the desired outcome will come creeping up again in the future if it is still relevant.