I am secretary for a small sub-circle. Because we work to triage issues all the time outside of meetings, we often do not have much to discuss at tacticals. I know we can change our meeting schedule to meet less often and also to process things via email and auto-adopting proposals.
But some would like to become part of the larger circle, so we are starting to discuss this.
I believe our work is distinct enough to be separate from the larger circle. Our Lead Link prefers to have our own sub-circle governance, and I tend to agree.
Those who feel we should join the larger circle cite that there should be more transparency to the larger circle about our decisions - especially to the Lead Link of the parent circle. My response to that is that anyone can follow the ouputs or policies. Or just ask us questions about how work in the sub-circle is handled.
The group is evenly divided on this issue, and I would like to know what would be the real test of making the move to be absorbed by our parent circle.