While practicing Tactical meetings a question popped up.
Imagine you're at Triage and someone wants to create a NA for a circle member who is not present at the meeting. What is the correct process to use?
When assigning a Next Action to someone, the facilitator always asks that someone whether or not they accept the NA, right? So, what if that someone is not present? What I'm used to is the facilitator then asking the LeadLink to accept the NA on their behalf. So the NA is still assigned to the absent person, but the LeadLink accepts it for them. If the LeadLink is also not present, the facilitator would usually act as the one accepting on their behalf (but according to Article 4.2.4, this could be anyone).
So is this correct practice? Or do you assign the Next Action to the LeadLink instead?
Someone pointed out that if a circle member is not present they automatically accept, but I wonder, is this true? Another interpretation I heard was that when a role holder isn't there, the LeadLink automatically carries the accountabilities of the circle so the LL acts as their placeholder.
Curious about your interpretation!