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Learning Holacracy Fundamentals Through Play

Viðarsson, Egill Rúnar (2017) Learning Holacracy Fundamentals Through Play. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Viðarsson, Egill Rúnar
Abstract:

“Little Bookcase Publications” is a four-player co-operative board game attempting to offer an experiential hands-on understanding of Holacracy fundamentals via contextualized simulation. Players act as partners at a small-scale publishing company and learn by role-playing Holacracy-inspired game-mechanics. In the literature review and primary qualitative data gathered via rapid ethnographic fieldwork it became apparent that organizations wanting to implement Holacracy can expect a steep, initial learning curve due to the rule- based – sometimes counter-intuitive – decision-making methods instilled in the method. Insights were gained from the field of organizational development, studies of role performance and play theory along with a design process which started as design-oriented research and then transitioned to research-oriented design. The final aim was to explore what fundamental processes and elements of Holacracy might be extracted to fit an introductory game to ease the learning of Holacracy.

Date: April 2017
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 13:13
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 13:13
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1623

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