I direct a small preschool. We have been 11 months using Holacracy and we are still working out lots of kinks but obviously moving policies over from their traditional to Holacracy is a big change, I am trying to figure out how to handle some domains and policies. My big question is can a policy within a domain be changed through governance or once it is a domain is it the full authority of the role.
Right now we put both a policy in the anchor circle and a domain in a role for the same thing and I'm not sure how to correct it. There are three documents that this is a challenge for.
1. Curriculum Guide, this is the easy one, it's a domain of the curriculum coordinator and probably doesn't need to be a policy of the anchor circle and could just be removed there. Also it's mostly a collection or resources and ideas so there isn't any "demanding of action". That's the easy one, is my thinking right there?
2. Parent Handbook, this is a collection of policies and information given to families. We currently have it as a policy of "All activities and functions" of the anchor circle as it sets school wide policy but also have it as the domain of the enrollment coordinator. I think we were hoping the enrollment coordinator role could make changes as she sees fit and changes could be made in governance. I'm not clear if that could happen or if it should revert to just being a policy of the anchor circle not a domain for the enrollment coordinator role.
3. Staff Handbook, is the same challenge it is a collection of policies in the holacracy term of like defining how domains can be used and information given to teachers. I know we want to be able to change it in governance but there are also sections that some other roles have traditionally made changes to.
Just as I feel like we are getting organized I find more things that linger from the old structure. Thanks for your support.