How to trade roles across teams
Because roles in self-managing organizations are defined granularly, it can be quite easy to trade roles within a team. A person that is very busy can ask colleagues to pick up one of her roles, temporarily or permanently. A team member that wants to learn a new skill can ask a colleague to trade a corresponding role toward that end.
To make it easy to trade roles across teams as well as within them, we has set up a company-wide Role Market Place (in hola- cratic language, this is an “app;” it’s not part of the basic operating system). The market place helps people wanting to offload and people wanting to pick up roles to find each other more easily.
Build a shared file with roles in the company
On the company’s intranet, we share a file where colleagues can read the description and score each role.
Score the interest in roles you're currently filling
Each colleague can "rate" the roles they play, on a scale from -3 to +3 according to 3 criteria:
- The role seems Stimulating (+) or exhausting (-)
- The role seems to him to use (+) or (-) his talents
- His current skills and knowledge seem to promote (+) or limit (-) the proper performance of his role.