Delegate all authority for making governance decisions to self-governing circles, double-linked across all levels of the hierarchy, to transition from an traditional hierarchy towards a structure more suitable for tapping collective intelligence, ensuring equivalence and building engagement.

  1. Shift governance decision making from individuals to teams by forming self-governing circles on all levels of your organization.
  2. Each circle’s members select one of their group to represent their interests and participate in the governance decision making of the next higher circle, and vice versa.

A double-linked hierarchy:

  • brings equivalence to governance
  • maintains the potential for a functional hierarchy (if it enables the flow of value).

A double-linked hierarchy: not your typical hierarchy

See also: Circle, Double Linking, Representative