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Onboarding program for Holacracy Practitioners

Learn more about our onboarding program for Holacracy practitioners

Karolina Krawczyk avatar
Written by Karolina Krawczyk
Updated over a week ago

If your organization is using Holacracy or is new to the practice, this article is for you!

Holaspirit has designed an initiation program called Habit Helper, part of the Holacracy add-on, dedicated to practitioners, in collaboration with certified consultants and coaches. This program aims to provide you with a better understanding of the basic principles of the methodology developed by HolacracyOne by offering you contents to facilitate its adoption and practice within your organization.

The program takes the form of a newsletter composed of 12 emails, sent weekly in English, and was written by Anne Nynke Jansma for Holaspirit.

What is the Habit Helper program?

  • Lesson #1: Hola-What? In this first lesson, we’ll provide you with some resources that will help you understand the shift from hierarchy to meaningful distributed authority. Your first step to understanding Holacracy! We will share with you insightful resources and articles. Just get a look at the first lesson below !

  • Lesson #2: Hola-Why? Why it's an interesting model? Why is this relevant for my organization, why would we change the way we’re working? Understanding the reasons for the change will certainly help you improve your practice!

  • Lesson #3: Roles and Circles. In this lesson, we’ll start by diving deeper into the shift from roles and circles. How do you move from a traditional organization's job description to a self-managed organization based on roles and circles?

  • Lesson #4: Your Lead Link is not your Manager. In Holacracy, there is no manager. This lesson is all about Lead Links, the difference between having a manager, and the autonomy provided by roles.

  • Lesson #5: Tensions are fuel. What are Tensions in Holacracy? Is something not working optimally? Is it an opportunity that your company is not grasping? This week we’ll dive deeper into tensions, what they are and how to process them.

  • Lesson #6: Everything about Tactical Meetings. One of the perks of working with Holacracy is that it comes with a very clear, structured, and efficient way to hold meetings. In this lesson, we'll dive into Tactical Meetings to manage operations within your teams.

  • Lesson #7: Everything about Governance Meetings. We get to the topic of Governance Meetings – where the organization structure of its circles.

  • Lesson #8: How to be a great Facilitator? In this lesson, you'll get to know more about the Facilitator role. We share resources to help you improve your proficiency and facilitator skills.

  • Lesson #9: HR in Holacracy. Everything is about work and roles in Holacracy, but what about the people? This lesson covers some much-debated HR topics like hiring, onboarding, compensation, and feedback.

  • Lesson #10: Ways to set strategy. In this lesson, we’ll link you to some sources of inspiration and some use cases of how other Holacracy Practitioners are setting their strategies.

  • Lesson #11: Use cases. What are other organizations doing? How does Holacracy work for them? You'll find some interesting use cases of organizations who have been in the Holacracy game for a while and sharing their experiences for you to get inspired.

  • Lesson #12: Habits and day-to-day. The last lesson gives you some resources that are helpful for day-to-day work with Holacracy (GTD, projects, etc).

Enable the Habit Helper

Important: As the Habit Helper is part of the Holacracy add-on, make sure the add-on is activated to enable the program.

Only platform administrators and users who have been made Holacracy add-on admins can activate the email sequence.

By activating the Habit Helper, all members of the organization will receive the newsletter with one email per week for 3 months.

If new members are added to the organization after the activation of the add-on, they will receive the whole program from the beginning.

To activate the Habit Helper:

  • Click on your profile icon and select Administration

  • Scroll down to the Add-on section

  • Click on Holacracy at the bottom

  • Click on the Habit Helper tab

  • Click on the Enable button at the bottom

📌 Note: If you have already activated the add-on in your organization and wish to reactivate it another time, the newsletter will only be sent to members who have not already received it.

Disable the Habit Helper

To disable the Habit Helper:

  • Click on your profile icon and select Administration

  • Scroll down to the Add-on section

  • Click on Holacracy at the bottom

  • Click on the Habit Helper tab

  • Click on the Disable button at the bottom

If you disable the program, members that are currently subscribed to the newsletter will still be able to receive the entire program until the last lesson. However, new members of the organization will not benefit from the program.

If members want to unsubscribe to the newsletter on a personal level, they can opt out directly from the email.

📌 Note: If you have already activated the add-on once in your organization, and you wish to reactivate it afterward, the reactivation will result in the newsletter being sent to members who have not previously subscribed.

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