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Modifying Sub-Circles

Referring to 2.6.1 (modifying sub-circles) and 2.6.2 (removing sub-circles) of version 4.1:

Can this be done only by the immediate super-circle? Or can it be down by a super-super-circle, like the anchor circle?

Example: a circle is two removed from the anchor circle. Can the GCC modify/remove it, or only the immediate super-circle?

4 Replies
Bernard Marie Chiquet
02/24/2016

Can this be done only by the immediate super-circle? Or can it be down by a super-super-circle, like the anchor circle?

My interpretation of constitution is yes - this can be done directly only by the immediate super-circle of the circle. 

Further, I would be curious to get the real tension you sense - have you a specific case to share?

Fred Magovern
02/24/2016

Thanks for the reply!

Circle purposes were never developed - they all say TBD. We're playing catch-up.

Bernard Marie Chiquet
02/24/2016

A best practice from my 7+ years of Holacracy is to define a clear membrane for any circles - which means a Purpose and Domains so that everyone may know for anything coming in, is this is inside or outside the circle. If this is not in place, many tensions are going to surface and the holarchy would not be easy to work with.

Fred Magovern
02/24/2016

Amen. That's why we're getting on it. It's already made it difficult to process certain tensions.