I am implementing Holacracy at my small organization and other than attending the Practitioner and Coaching Workshops and making sure the whole team has appropriate printed materials, budget is compelling us to go it without as much support as I'd like.
I serve as Lead Link, Holacracy Coach and non-elected facilitator per the Constitution and we take a lot, and I mean a lot, of process time-outs during meetings. They are lessening a little in tactical meetings as we are about 6 meetings in and the process makes a lot of sense to the team now but I think we may have spent about 25% of our last Governance meeting in process time-outs so we could go over mechanics and possible pathways to action. One question sparks others and I struggle to balance celebrating my teams interest and desire to "get it right" with wanting to make sure they see enough of the fluid process. I try to keep answers very short and to the point in the meeting but sometimes the "what ifs" show up and I have to beat them back with a (metaphorical very compassionate, kind and Holocratic verbal) stick.
Is this normal and healthy?
Is there a good rule of thumb for time-outs?
Am I doing my organization more harm than good?
Has anyone else experienced this?