The first section of the Article for Operational Process states "When filling a Role in a Circle, you have the following duties to your fellow Circle Members...". Furthermore, 4.1.4 refers to conveying duties to "someone else" (I believe referring to those outside the circle) through Links, specifically Lead Link, Rep Link or Cross Link.
Is it truly the intent of this section to limit these duties (transparency, processing, and prioritization) to only within circles?
I'm looking for feedback from larger organizations. My interest is understanding:
- How have others been enacting this part of the constitution?
- What kind of interactions outside of a circle is expected?
Here at Mylo, we've been operating with Holacracy for about a year, and I just started training to be a facilitator a few weeks ago. When I initially read the constitution a year ago, I assumed that Article Four was referring to anyone within the organization. In that time, I've been practicing as if my duty is to share projects, next-action, and priorities with anyone who asks, as well as process requests appropriate to any of my roles regardless of where that request comes from. However, upon closer reading, it seems as if I can exclude those from outside my circle and direct them to an appropriate Link instead.
Curious about other opinions on this topic.