My sense is Holacracy as currently formulated is an oppressively bureaucratic, and overly programmed ‘operating system’ for business governance that fails on several levels. While in principle individuals in the system have large degrees of autonomy to decide how to get their work done, circles (and circles of circles) do not. In order to avoid the negatives that can arise in the governance of organizations Holacracy imposes a one-size-fits-all approach to decision-making and the inherent conflict resolution that accompanies it. And aside from the inherent top-down enclosure of circles within circles, there is no well-defined approach for individuals within circles to connect with members of other circles outside of the hierarchy, which may be the root cause of the coordination problems

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