A clear understanding of people’s area of accountability and autonomy enables greater efficiency, effective collaboration and agility throughout an organization.

A simple way to clarify domains is with a domain description that contains:

  • primary driver
  • key responsibilities
  • constraints
  • evaluation criteria for peer review
  • term (for a role)
  • (previous versions)

Domain descriptions can be created for a role, position, circle, team, open domain, department, unit, or the whole organization.

Another way of clarifying a domain is by filling out an S3 Delegation Canvas.

A template for domain descriptions

▶ Clarify Intended Outcome
◀ Develop Strategy
▲ Defining Agreements