• Holacracy

  • The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World
  • By: Brian J. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Brian J. Robertson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-02-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (230 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Holacracy distributes authority and decision making throughout an organization and defines people not by hierarchy and titles but by roles. Holacracy creates organizations that are fast and agile and that succeed by pursuing their purpose, free from the tyranny of top-down planning that's instantly out of date.
This isn't anarchy - it's quite the opposite. When you start to follow Holacracy, you learn to create new structures and ways of making decisions that empower the people who know the most about the work your company does: your frontline colleagues. Some of the many champions of Holacracy include Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com (and author of the number one New York Times best seller Delivering Happiness); Evan Williams (cofounder of Blogger, Twitter, and Medium); and David Allen.
©2015 HolacracyOne LLC (P)2015 Macmillan Audio
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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 01-12-18

Good Approach, Not a Book for A Single Read

The concept is very interesting and promising. But I found it a bit hard to follow from audio book format because it is hard to visualize the explanations without seeing physically. Also the book tells a method. So critical points should be bookmarked and listened repeatedly.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Carl Jaramillo on 01-08-18

Great idea

this is a great topic to cover so please keep coverage on this subject ⭐ more

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4 out of 5 stars
By JW on 08-13-18

overly Simplistic. however some useful ideas

useful ideas. does not tackle heirachy of competence. the person doing the work is not always the best placed to make decisions. the opening story illustrates this. as a novice pilot he was not competent at making decisions involving the mechanics of the plane.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Em on 08-21-17

Dungeons & Dragons for Organisations

Quite possibly the most boring book I have ever listened to, once I got used to the semi robotic machine gun style narration. The sentiment of Holocracy is laudable, hierarchies are increasingly useless business structures, and yes evolutionary concepts, methods and tools are the way forward. We live and work in webs not pyramids. But oh boy, this is how to design an organisation if: you've high functioning autism, spent years of your life playing Dungeons and Dragons, grew up a dweeb, graduated to techie geek, got employed as a nerd, confused the arse out of everyone by trying to brain dump everything you know into the answer to every question you're asked, got sad, dropped out to smoke weed and then woke up one morning and said, I'm going to run my own business. Then when in true self motivating style, you had a tidy up, found your old Dungeons and Dragons set and thought, oh, I've got an idea. Annoyingly, every hour or so the mind numbing stuff gets interrupted by a fabulous nugget of insight, so you just got to keep listening. I did and it was worth it.

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4 out of 5 stars
By John F, Brisbane on 04-11-18

Good book but ...

He goes well to begin with but systems don’t cure everything. If you have the wrong people in the wrong jobs I can’t see how Holocracy will fix that. Good book and definitely on the track of where business in 21st century should be heading. Certainly a better way to go than the old Dickensian Corporate culture we so know and hate.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 08-23-15

Radically brilliant

A truly innovative way of structuring an organisation that's been implemented, investigated and tested fully

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