Holacracy is a social technology or system of organizational governance (Organization Model) in which authority and decision-making are distributed throughout a holarchy of self-organizing teams rather than being vested in a management hierarchy. The Holacracy system was incubated at Ternary Software, an Exton, Pennsylvania, company that was noted for experimenting with more democratic forms of organizational governance.[3] Ternary founder Brian Robertson distilled the best practices into an organizational system that became known as Holacracy in 2007.[4] Robertson later developed the HolacracyConstitution in 2010, which lays out the core principles and practices of the system, and has supported companies in adopting it. In June of 2015, Robertson released a book, Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World, that details and explains the practices of Holacracy. The term holacracy is derived from the term holarchy, coined by Arthur Koestler in his 1967 book The Ghost in the Machine. A holarchy is composed of holons (Greek: ὅλον, holon neuter form of ὅλος, holos "whole") or units that are autonomous and self-reliant, but also dependent on the greater whole of which they are part.[5] Thus a holarchy is a hierarchy of self-regulating holons that function both as autonomous wholes and as dependent parts.[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holacracy

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