Okay so we had our first major restructure of the anchor circle and other key roles (mentioned in part in the post about 'elevation vs demotion' reactions) and now am ready to pose question about some governance cleanup.
In part a result of expediting the intent of the proposal, created by someone not exceptionally fluid in Holacracy, the proposal included some weirdnesses that I did not feel objection-worthy at the time. Those weirdnesses are
- Role Names as Domains and
- an Accountability about Accountabilities.
So - not sure why the proposer felt the need, there's a fair amount of misunderstanding about Domain - but when creating the new sub-circle and assigning 5 roles to that circle in the proposal, the proposer included the names of the roles in the new circle's role definition.
So our new Operations Circle (I'm not going to discuss the title having the word circle in it, but believe I will begin adding 'Human' at the end of my name from now on) has the roles Administration, Finance, Global Assistance, Information Technology, Partner Relations (and a couple others) and also DOMAINS called Administration, Finance, Global Assistance, Information Technology and Partner Relations.
See a screenshot here.
I heard Brian say at the Coach Training that a Role's Title, Purpose or Accountability implied the authority necessary to take action - as long as there was not already an existing limitation to authority on the topic/resource.
So - are the Domains noted above necessary? Harmful?
Similarly the new circle's sole Accountability is - wait for it - "Fulfilling the Accountabilities in Finance, IT, Admin, Partner Relations and Global Assistance Roles." This is also visible in the screenshot provided.
Um. I'm thinking again that would be implied by the simple existence of those roles within the circle - and - that it does not help differentiate the discrete purpose of the newly created circle.
So - is the Accountability noted above necessary? Harmful?
Thanks very much for your response, opinion, input, feedback, etc.
Keith Jarvis Human