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