Circles - who decides
what they are and how they work
Eccoo runs on self-governance using a hierarchical structure of semi- autonomous, inter-linking Circles which are responsible for policy decisions within their areas of responsibility.
- 1.Each Circle is guided by input from the more general circle it is linked to and co-operative members through the Circle thread in the main Equal Care Co-op Forum on Loomio.
- 2.Every Circle has:
- 1.Aim - A description of its purpose
- 2.Domain(s) - The work areas and tools it has control over
- 3.Term - how long will the Circle run for?
- 4.Membership - the people who are part of the Circle and how to join
- 5.Work Roles - the roles the Circle creates to fulfil its aim
- 3.Circles are linked to one another in a hierarchical structure. Broader Circles set or consent to the aim and domain of more-focused Circles within the broader Circle’s domain.
- 4.Linked Circles have overlapping members: The Leader and the Delegate. These shared members form a link between broader Circles and their more focused Circles, so that influence may flow in both directions (in hierarchical terms, both top-down and bottom-up). Because Leader and Delegate are also Full Circle Participants of the next broader Circle, they have to be confirmed by that Circle.
- 5.Except where confidential or sensitive information is being discussed, all Circle Meeting Records are visible to all Members of Equal Care Co-op.