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ISO certification vs Holaspirit


I need help about the subject of ISO certification.

I'm looking for experience to use or maximise the integrative of both systems. Holaspirit-Glasfrogg and Holacracy.



3 Replies
Matt Gilliland

Hi Cathy,

Are you looking for information on the certifications held by GlassFrog and holaSpirit, or are you looking to achieve ISO certifications, or something else entirely?


Luca Gambetti

Hi Cathy,

I was able to gain ISO 9001 certification this year (almost) only showing our Holaspirit governance & tactical records to the auditor. I had only to produce an external document describing all of our processes; this document was built from the accountabilities of our roles in Holaspirit. Hope that helps, Luca

Fritz von Allmen

Hi Cathy

We managed to re-certify our ISO9001-cerfiticate after one year of pure holacracy-practice. We could even manage to get ISO27001 information security certification which is much harder.

Also as Luca mentioned showing all the roles, circles and their accountabilites help a lot. For the rest we could show at the audit that people following the defined processes in the management system (as before Holacracy).

The approach was to take our "old" management-system and forge it to one that was lead by the spirit and rules of Holacracy. We tried not to get into a situation with two "systems" beeing incompatible or worse fighting each other

So far it went well - although a complete fusion will take years i suppose because the character of the two systems is completely different...