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What are resources versus Domain?

The Lead Link definition in Appendix A gives the following accountability:

"Allocating the Circle's resources across its various Projects and/or Roles"

We are playing with the idea of how best to govern company available office space occupation by different circles / roles / teams / partners. If office space and its use is treated as a domain, GCC may govern that it is assigned to a sub-circle that can then make an appropriate policy about it. The LL can however argue that this conflicts with the above accountability, as it is really a "resource", and that LL gets to chose how it is allocated.

How should this question/contradiction be addressed? What is the definition of "resource" in the above accountability?

4 Replies
Dennis Ross
12/06/2016

Wayne,

Great question.  I will take a stab at a possible tension around office space might be resolved.

Tension: People keep moving around and Facilities Caretaker (Role) has no idea when groups/people move from one area to the next.

A possible way to resolve in Governance.

Propose that the Domain (think office space or facilities) of Office Layout be defined for/granted to the Facilities Caretaker Role or Facilities Circle (if there were one).  The Role or Circle would then have authority to create a Policy that let the rest of the organization know how they could or could not impact the Domain.

For example:

Policy: Office moves

Any team member may move to any open office space, so long as they get prior approval from @Facilities Caretaker.

This example is by no means a perfect proposal, but I hope it helps you process your tension.

- Dennis

Krzysztof Holeczko
04/11/2017

RESOURCES vs. DOMAINS - for me the difference is still vague, even after reading all discussions tagged with "resource" on the forum:
- http://bit.ly/2o3yaTm
- http://bit.ly/2oxQ7Ob
- http://bit.ly/2o3GDpH
- http://bit.ly/2o3ERVA


So, can anyone specifically answer the following questions:
1. What is the relation between resources and domains? (are the same?, are different and if so, how to clearly differentiate them? Maybe resources>domains or maybe otherwise?)
2. What are examples of resources LeadLink can independently allocate? If possible, please name 10 examples of such resources (e.g. time, money – or maybe they are already wrong?)

Andrei Miron
04/12/2017
Krzysztof Holeczko posted:

RESOURCES vs. DOMAINS - for me the difference is still vague, even after reading all discussions tagged with "resource" on the forum:
- http://bit.ly/2o3yaTm
- http://bit.ly/2oxQ7Ob
- http://bit.ly/2o3GDpH
- http://bit.ly/2o3ERVA


So, can anyone specifically answer the following questions:
1. What is the relation between resources and domains? (are the same?, are different and if so, how to clearly differentiate them? Maybe resources>domains or maybe otherwise?)
2. What are examples of resources LeadLink can independently allocate? If possible, please name 10 examples of such resources (e.g. time, money – or maybe they are already wrong?)

For me your questions seems as another tension so in order to keep the clarity in the forum please put your question as a separate Post.

Krzysztof Holeczko
04/12/2017

Thanks for a hint [@mention:544274267266420910]. Done and moved here ...tion-and-definitions