A circle…

  • …is the basic building block of an organization
  • …is a group of people gathered around a driver (permanent or temporary)
  • …makes all agreements by consent
  • …is accountable for its own development

Definition: A circle is a semi-autonomous, self-organizing and self-governing group of people gathering around a driver.

  • semi-autonomous:
    • each has a unique driver and can create value independently
  • self-organizing:
    • independent in organizing day-to-day-work
  • self-governing:
    • independent in creating strategy and agreements