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Scaling "identical divisions" using Holacracy instead of a cell structure

I had a few discussions with organizations that have "identical divisions" (e.g., a nursery center with many locations, a bank with a lot of local branches (for same of argument lets say 1000), a consultancy with identically shaped project teams. 

They preferred to think about self-management through a "cell structure" (e.g., a few clear rules that defined the autonomy of each of the cells and letting them self-organize within). Holacracy sounds to them too complex to apply onto such a homogeneous organization. 

The simple answers - each identical unit a circle, or each unit filling the same role just doesn't seem match the self-organizing power of the cell structure.

Have you seen Holacracy applied in an organization that has this kind of setup. And what would it look like?

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