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

You can either start by clarifying existing domains, or at least clarify new ones.