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Holacracy in a Retail Environment?

Hello Holacracy Community Members,

Have you, or do you know anyone whom has, successfully implemented Holacracy into a retail-employment environment? For example, a restaurant, gas station or convenience store? 

With Gratitude,

Brian

13 Replies
Margaux
12/22/2015

Hi Brian,

 

We've implemented Holacracy within 5 stores, 3 restaurants and a snack. Check out Scarabée biocoop (organic food industry): http://lexcellenceenholacracy....ee-biocoop-holacracy

We are translating a 40 minutes interview of Isabelle Baur (Holacracy Engagement Lead and CEO) where she explains her experience after 10 months of practice. I will send you the link as soon as it is available in english unless you speak french of course.

Kind regards,

Margaux

Brian A. Rocha
12/23/2015

Hi Margaux,

Thank you for the feedback and insight. I'm very interested in learning more on how Holacracy is implemented for the associates/employees at a single-store location.  For example, how does it function for hourly associates which have no use of computers for their job duties and where there are a lot of shared roles/responsibilities between associates?

Yes, please feel free to share the link when it's available in English, I appreciate it.

With Gratitude,
Brian

Margaux
12/23/2015

Hi Brian,

 

In short, it takes a lot of pedagogy and some work from the IT role

I am sure the interview will answer most of your questioning, I will put the translation as a priority so you can have it quickly.

 

Kind regards,

Brian A. Rocha
12/23/2015

Hi Margaux,

Sounds great. I'm looking forward to it, but no rush needed from your end.

With Gratitude,
Brian

Ricardo Nuñez
01/05/2016

Brian, check out Three Stone Hearth in Berkeley, CA. They've been using holacracy for a few years. 

Cheers,

Ricardo

Brian A. Rocha
01/05/2016

Ricardo, thank you. This is helpful. I will check them out.

With Gratitude,
Brian

Adrienne
01/05/2016

I am actually a worker-owner at Three Stone Hearth. If you have any questions, I would be more than happy to answer them!

Brian A. Rocha
01/05/2016

How cool, thanks Adrienne! I'll send you a private message in order to try and schedule a short call with you.

Margaux
01/06/2016

Hi Brian,

 

Project done!! Here is the link to the video: http://igipartners.com/en/scar...cracy-implementation

Enjoy!

Brian A. Rocha
01/07/2016

Hi Margaux,

Wow, such a great video. Mlle Isabelle Baur provides some rich insights of how her organization dealt with implementing Holacracy, both from an emotional and embracing standpoint. Great video to share with others to illustrate a President of a Cooperative's perspective on a switchover to Holacracy, excellent work.

In regards to providing insight on using Holacracy in a small retail environment, the video didn’t help in this area. I will continue my search and outreach, but I appreciate your help regardless Margaux.

With Gratitude,
Brian

Margaux
01/07/2016

Hi Brian,

 

Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry to hear it didn't help for your initial request. Difficult to gather datas

If I have something else showing up, I'll let you know.

 

Kind regards,

Margaux
01/25/2016

Hi Brian,

 

Here is another video related to your topic: an interview of Nicolas Ochem, director of a subsidary of DECATHLON (big retail sport company - 60'000 p) called Villages DECATHLON and composed of 50 employees who have decided to test Holacracy as part of a larger movement to liberate the whole company. They've been practicing Holacracy for almost a year now: http://igipartners.com/en/test...y-part-large-company

I hope it will help you to see that Holacracy fits in a retail environment.

 

Kind regards,

Brian A. Rocha
01/30/2016

Thank you Margaux.