Brian Robertson

Unleashing Empowerment in Organizations

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Brian Robertson Holacracy

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Today’s organizations are choking on red tape and top-down decision-making. Managers spend too much of their time granting permission, and when employees closest to the work sense an urgent need for change, they’re left stranded. It’s little wonder that more than 85% of employees worldwide report feeling disengaged from their work. The way we work isn’t working.

Holacracy practice is a tested alternative to the outdated conventional management structure. It provides a framework for self-management that distributes decision-making, scales easily, and fundamentally empowers employees by allowing them to work with alignment and autonomy.
In this talk, Holacracy co-founder Brian Robertson will outline five concrete steps organizations can take to implement self-management using Holacracy. Whether or not you decide that self-management is right for your company, you’ll learn how to make your meetings more efficient, create a system that empowers your team, and increase organizational clarity.


Brian Robertson is an experienced entrepreneur, organizational pioneer, and author of the book Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World. He is most well-known for his work developing Holacracy®, a self-management practice for running purpose-driven, responsive companies.

Mr. Robertson currently works as a business partner at HolacracyOne, the organization he launched to steward the Holacracy practice and assist other organizations seeking to adopt it. Holacracy® has been adopted by over 1,000 companies around the world to date.