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

Cross Link role

Hello!
I'm trying to understand the Cross Link role. For that I started looking the structure of HolacracyOne. https://glassfrog.holacracy.org/organizations/5
The simplest cross link I found is "Cross Link to Holacracy Group".
I have this questions:
* The cross link name is wrong, should be "Cross Link to Ecosystem". is it true?
* Why is there one cross link? I expected two cross link. one in the target cirlce and one in the linked entity.
* Why isn't there a cross link policy ?

the usage of a lot of cross link is it a symptom of bad Holacracy arcitecture ?

regards

   Giuseppe

5 Replies
Bernard Marie Chiquet
02/19/2016

* The cross link name is wrong, should be "Cross Link to Ecosystem". is it true?

Yep, you're right here - this role should be named Croos Link to Holacracy Ecosystem

More to come later, quite busy today

Bernard Marie Chiquet
02/19/2016

Another piece

* Why isn't there a cross link policy ?

There is - https://glassfrog.holacracy.org/policies/998 

Bernard Marie Chiquet
02/19/2016

Last piece

* Why is there one cross link? I expected two cross link. one in the target cirlce and one in the linked entity.

There is only one Cross Link which is in both Circles just like a Rep Link is both in Super and Sub-Circle. GlassFrog does not have right now a specific feature for addressing this mechanism, so when you want to create a Cross Link(and I would recommend to do it on purpose as creating a Cross Link Role has a cost from a design perspective) you have to create a Policy and 2 Roles, one in the Linked Entity and the other in the Target Circle.

giuseppe_c
02/23/2016

I guess you created the policy and the two coss-link roles during the supercircle governence (gcc). Is it true ?
If so is it a common pattern to create cross-link ?

regard

   giuseppe

Bernard Marie Chiquet
02/23/2016

I guess you created the policy and the two coss-link roles during the supercircle governence (gcc). Is it true ?

Depends on the case - there are many different cases. One could be - creating a Policy within the Super Circle allowing a Cross Link between two sub-circles. In such case, each sub-circle will create a Cross Link Role per gouvernance with governance meeting of such sub circle.