- In November 2013, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh announced to all Zappos employees that the company would be adopting a new organizational structure: Holacracy. During about two months, it went unnoticed. And then, journalist and writer Aimee Groth publishes an article in Quartz.
December 30, 2013
- The Quartz article starts everything. From then on, multiple news media report more or less accurately on this new "Holacracy thing"
December 31, 2013
January 2, 2014
- Radio interview with Quartz journalist Aimee Groth who launched the story, and with a scholar who comments on Holacracy – or more accurately, he comments on other "flat" management models.
January 3, 2014
- Two segments on national TV about Holacracy – that's a first! Alexis Gonzales-Black from Zappos speaks masterfully to Fox News (1st video), and Zappos' John Bunch talk to CNN about the Holacracy adoption that he's leading (2nd video).
January 4, 2014
- From reading articles and reactions on the tweeterverse, at HolacracyOne we noticed several misunderstandings about Holacracy getting repeated. Lex (@h1alexia) took it on her to write a blog post about those misconceptions.
- To be fair, Holacracy isn't easy to grasp at first sight. It's a paradigm shift, and questions from Twitter are hard to answer because they almost always require to reframe the question. Lex nails how it feels.
January 6, 2014