With Holacracy everyone is a manager
TalkSpirit is an IT company born in 2004 with two offices: one in Malakoff (near Paris) and the second one in Montpellier (south of France). This company produces two products: blogSpirit (blog creator solution) and talkSpirit (social networks for companies).
- Philippe Pinault
Philippe Pinault shares his choice of new governance system through a short interview we have produced after the Holacracy implementation:
I am Philippe Pinault, co-founder of talkSpirit, which is one of the main editor of social network for organizations. We escort organization in digital transformation. The workplace in which we live today requires responsiveness, agility, continuous capacities for evolving.
My way to introduce Holacracy is not to say: “There is no more managers” ; in fact, there is only managers !
What is interesting in Holacracy, is it give a lot of freedom within a framework which allow to go fast and develop in better conditions.
So it is one of the issues where Holacracy answers fully to my expectations: this capacity to resolve, on a day-to-day basis, tensions, to solve the differences between what is done, and what it should be done, to be better.
And here too, Holacracy brings this framework which allows everyone to resolve their tensions daily.
Holacracy is a daily practice, in the way to work.
So, sign a Constitution, it's an important act but for prevail practice Holacracy it's necessary to practice it everyday, especially with the meeting which allow to organize daily work in the organization.
What has been difficult for some, is to take decisions where before they ask their manager who determine in a situation or another. And I think, this is this changement which is the most difficult and longer.
We have been escort by iGi Partners who forms us, and escort us for the implementation. We gain in reactivity and in swiftness for pursue what should be done and for the purpose of the roles or of the organization.
Holacracy bring tools, a process for address there new issues and I would recommend to every organization that wish develop their swiftness, their speed, their capacity of innovation to implement this type of Gouvernance for develop quicker.
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