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RESOURCES vs. DOMAINS - relation and definitions

RESOURCES vs. DOMAINS - for me the difference is still vague, even after reading all discussions tagged with "resource" on the forum:
- http://bit.ly/2o3yaTm
- http://bit.ly/2oxQ7Ob
- http://bit.ly/2o3GDpH
- http://bit.ly/2o3ERVA


So, can anyone specifically answer the following questions:
1. What is the relation between resources and domains? (are the same?, are different and if so, how to clearly differentiate them? Maybe resources>domains or maybe otherwise?)
2. What are examples of resources LeadLink can independently allocate? If possible, please name 10 examples of such resources (e.g. time, money – or maybe they are already wrong?)

3 Replies
Andrei Miron
04/12/2017

Hi [@mention:553141978014385339] in the Constitution article 1.1(b) the definition of the Domain is about "things". If you replace "things" with "resource" then you have the difference. 

The Domain is the "fence" around any resource of the Organization which is exclusively control by a Role or a Circle. As long as the control is not delegated then is a "Resource" which can be impacted or controlled by anyone as long as is not forbidden by the Constitution or a Policy.

 

It is more clearer now?

Karilen Mays
04/12/2017

Domain is property or a thing like Andrew says and as well in  Article: 1.1

  • (b) one or more “Domains”, which are things the Role may exclusively control and regulate as its property, on behalf of the Organization.

In Holacracy people are not things, nor a resource. A partner is someone who is available to be assigned to a role. Resources are usually money so I will leave it at that for now. Resources could presumably be other things, so I do get the question; if money is a thing then indeed it could also be a domain, or controlled by a domain (fence).

I am hoping to help clarify both the constitution and the teaching of this going forward. It is a common source of ambiguity.

Krzysztof Holeczko
04/13/2017

Thanks to both of you :-) Just to check I'll try to answer the original question myself. Please confirm/change/add sth.

1. What is the relation between resources and domains? (are the same?, are different and if so, how to clearly differentiate them? Maybe resources>domains or maybe otherwise?)

There is no logic relation (=, <, > etc.) between RESOUCES and DOMAINS, as they belong to different categories.
RESOURCES=THINGS (it can be a car, computer, www website, database, file, production machine etc.)
DOMAIN=PROPERTY or FENCE (such fence can be built around barely anything, including RESOURCES, but also other intangible beings like for example "processes" or  "communication with a specific client")