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 also serves as the drafter and steward of the Holacracy Constitution, which captures the system’s unique “rules of the game” in concrete form.
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. 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 it in the world. Mr. Robertson currently supports HolacracyOne by joyfully filling a broad variety roles within the company – you can see which ones here.