Howdy Holacrats -
We're wondering if/how/when any of you have incorporated contractors (vs employees) as Role-fillers or otherwise as Core Circle Members. At present in our organization, we have Souls differentiated as Employees, Volunteers and Contractors and have until now only treated Employees and Volunteers as 'Partners' - individuals who can fill Roles.
I tend to foresee the idea of Contractors in Roles as problematic due to a more direct supervisory context defined in contracts. I have concern that a contractor (who may be less vested in the super-circle or anchor-circle purpose, for example) may not responsibly execute their authorities... but one colleague isn't so sure that we need to have such differentiation and that a Partner might be any of the 3 identifications above, as long as there is great clarity and any potential conflicts-of-interest are transparently addressed.
Your input heartily solicited!! (I hope this was at least a little less prosaic!)