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Restricting a company wide policy from within a sub-circle?

If there is a company wide policy that states "Everyone can spend money if it helps the purpose of their role", a policy that according to my interpretation of the constitution effectively limits the accountability of all lead links in regard to the allocation of resources, is it possible for a sub-circle to to introduce a policy that conflicts with this general policy?

For instance, is a policy that states that "Every purchase over $1000 has to be signed off by the Lead Link" valid governance output of a sub-circle? Or would the general company policy first have to be changed to allow for such a sub-circle policy?

To add some context: At the moment there are no 'formal' budgets or spending policies assigned to the sub-circles other than the general spending policy of the main company circle.

I'd love to hear your input on this.

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