Running an Agile Company - Holacracy and the Zappos Story

September 15, 2015
Hosted by Maureen Metcalf

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Today Brian and Alexis will talk about their experience with creating and implementing Holacracy in some of the most progressive organizations like Zappos. During this show we talk about the organization of the future and how Holacracy fills a major role in building thriving organizations of the future. Holacracy is one of the best organizational frameworks I have seen to create agile/nimble operations. Topics will include: 1) What is Holacracy? 2) Why Holacracy? 3) Why now? 4) Who have you worked with? I have read about companies like Zappos – can you share more about who choses Holacracy? 5) What are the pre-conditions to consider this approach? 6) Can you tell us more about the Zappos implementation?

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Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Ms. Metcalf, Founder, CEO and Board Chair of Metcalf and Associates is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends to transform organizations. She has captured her thirty years of experience and success in an award-winning series of books which are used by public, private and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems and culture with innovative leadership techniques. As a preeminent change agent, Ms. Metcalf has set strategic direction and then transformed her client organizations to deliver significant business results such as increased profitability, cycle time reduction, improved quality, and increased employee effectiveness. For years, she has been willing to share her hard-won insights - through conference speaking, industry publications, radio talk-shows, and video presentations. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com

Metcalf and Associates has a 25 plus year track record of delivering value to high-performing clients ranging from local Ohio small businesses to Fortune 15 organizations to the US Armed Forces. Client industry mainstays include technology, engineering, manufacturing, financial and medical services. Metcalf and Associates also has an international presence having been on-the-ground helping companies in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Metcalf and Associates was recognized by Insights Success magazine as one of the 50 fastest growing and most reliable consulting companies in 2016.

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