Holacracy is a new way of structuring and running an organization that replaces the conventional management hierarchy. Instead of operating top-down, power is distributed throughout the organization, giving individuals and teams more freedom to self-manage, while staying aligned to the organization’s purpose.
We first implemented Holacracy in 2008, just 1 year after HolacracyOne, the organization that originated Holacracy, was founded by Brian Robertson. At that time Holacracy was almost completely unknown. Today, hundreds of organizations are Holacracy-powered, including Zappos & the David Allen company. In 2016, Harvard Business Review even did a fairly balanced review of Holacracy Beyond the Hype.
We chose Holacracy because of 1) the way it distributes authority through the organization in a way that empowers individuals to step into this evolving structure and do the work that needs to be done, while all working toward a shared purpose & 2) because of the excellent design of their Tactical Meeting and Governance Meeting formats. We believe that we have access to such a deep and broad pool of talented individuals, that it will be straightforward to recruit a team of talented volunteers to help create the Internet of Dharma.
If you'd like to view the ins & outs of our current Holacratic structure of practice, you can view The Buddhist Geeks Holacracy on Glassfrog–the official software set-up to support the practice of Holacracy. Here, you'll find a transparent account of our evolving organizational structure, including individual roles & accountabilities, policies, projects, & more.