When a project team or business unit is mature enough to take the next step in creating a “TEAL” inspired self-governing organisation, approaches inspired from Holocracy, as well as many other practical use cases can be deployed to create truly purposeful organisations that are agile and where people are happy.
The digital transition to a more customer centric organisation, involving IT, the new digital teams, marketing and sales was not going well. This 50M€ plus project was bogged down in politics, red tape, and silos mentalities that threatened the future of the company. Everyone’s calendar was wall to wall with meetings, yet nothing was getting done, at least not before 6pm. The project team had to find a new way of working to bring the project dramatically forward.
The transversal team that managed the project fulltime took the first step of organising themselves using the basics of holocacy: clarifying their higher Purpose, the roles required and managing meetings in an efficient manner. Once these new ways of working were ingrained in the group after 6 weeks, new circles were created around the first group, inviting other actors into the process, despite many of them still enmeshed in their traditional hierarchical matrix structure.
• Better resources and risk management by integration of key actors at early stage in the process
• Better working climate
• Less meetings, more efficient ones
• Clear roles, no overlap, people know who does what
• Better synchronization and operational coordination
• Better time delivery management