First post for a while
I would like to ask you all if you had experience working remotely with Holacracy.
The reason of that question is: we are growing at iGi Partners and I see as we integrate more people the need to train them, to have interactions with them, to have visibility on their work for alignment purposes, see how they are doing in their roles and to coach them which is very difficult to do remotely because we have no visibility on the work (tactical meetings are not enough) and because the self-motivation usually goes down even if the purpose is clear and they are eager at the beginning to pursuit it. It takes a lot of self-discipline et self-motivation to work efficiently remotely and most people (including myself) can't do it on their own.
Of course, we have tools like Google Apps (Hangout, Gmail, Drive, etc.), Slack, Zoom and all that kind of stuff but interactions are very hard to provoke remotely and we can't really have deep conversations that will move the company forward.
Personally, I am working remotely for a year now and I can see I need interactions and noise to do my job so I often go on a pub to have that kind of stuff but these interactions are not company related and I also need interactions with my colleagues which I had before, working at an office with others. Holacracy meetings are not sufficient, the company needs to have chats by the water cooler on a daily basis and provoking it with hangout or zoom doesn't make it spontaneous and is very formal, not achieving the power of informal discussions. And sometimes, without knowing it, motivation goes down... it is normal but not very efficient for the company.
So, I know H1 has experience with it so I would love to have feedback from partners at H1 like [@mention:449411339497350002] [@mention:455886150941203371] [@mention:450960215289659578] and others to get some perspectives on this.
I guess it is even harder to work when you are not dealing with client (moving) and just doing “back office” work at home...
Thank you all for your help on this!