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Brian Robertson

About This Project

Brian Robertson
HolacracyOne, LLC

Brian Robertson is an experienced entrepreneur, CEO, and organizational pioneer.  He is most well-known for his work developing Holacracy™, a comprehensive “operating system” for governing and running purpose-driven, responsive companies.   Its dynamic approach integrates the collective wisdom of people throughout the company, without the tyranny of consensus – it allows anything, sensed by anyone, anywhere in the organization, to get rapidly and reliably processed into organizational evolution.  The result is dramatically increased agility, transparency, innovation, and accountability – a conscious organization operating with presence, in flow.

Mr. Robertson’s initial work that led to Holacracy™ took place within a software development company he founded and led for seven years.  The firm won numerous awards for both fast business growth and innovative people practices, and its novel organizational approach gleaned media attention, including a prominent article in the Wall Street Journal.  The Holacracy™ system developed there has continued to evolve and spread in the years since under the stewardship of HolacracyOne, an organization Mr. Robertson co-founded to further catalyze its development and use in the world. Mr. Robertson currently supports HolacracyOne in many roles – you can see which at


Overview of Brian’s Work (short video):

Introduction to Holacracy™ (article):


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