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

We have a small team and have dealt with vacation with a policy laid out by our operations circle.  Its pretty simple, we have a spreadsheet where people track their time off. Before tracking your team off, you are required to send an email to the team stating your request and seeing if anyone has any issues.  The point has been that generally people understand the need to have coverage and are open to ensuring that we are alway properly staffed.  We considered the option of having to have things approved more formally but this has worked well so far. I think because the partners in particular roles understand the needs of the team related to having their roles properly staffed during absences.  This seems in keeping with self organization principles and works well so far for our small team.  I think it would be scaleable to a larger groups provided you thought fo time of in terms of smaller units of teams and coverage.