The Conscious Company Glossary

Holacracy™

A peer-to-peer system of organizational governance created by former programmer Brian Robertson that distributes authority and decision-making through a network of self-organizing “circles.” Features of the system, which is trademarked by HolacracyOne LLC, include focusing on roles as opposed to job descriptions, distributed authority, and transparent rules. The approach gained traction in 2013 when it was adopted by Zappos under CEO Tony Hseih.

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