Energising roles in an organisation can lead to a more efficient and productive work environment. A role is a set of accountabilities and domains, guided by a purpose, and energised by a person. Defining roles clearly in an organisation helps in reducing confusion and conflict, while encouraging autonomy and creativity.

Holacracy, a management system, has a unique approach to defining roles. It treats roles as separate entities from the people who fill them, and these roles can be held by multiple people and one person can hold multiple roles. This approach provides flexibility, as roles can be updated or changed easily without affecting job security.

In Holacracy, roles are defined by a purpose, domains, and accountabilities. The purpose gives the role its direction and the domains define the property or resources the role can control. Accountabilities are the ongoing activities the role is expected to perform.

The process of defining roles involves capturing the purpose, domains, and accountabilities, and then processing tensions or issues that arise. This is done in a governance meeting where all members can propose changes to roles. The process is dynamic and iterative, constantly evolving with the organisation.

Energising roles in this way can lead to increased productivity, reduced conflict, and a more efficient organisation.

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