Ahimsagram, a Holacracy-powered community organization in Jaipur, India, was founded on a desire to create a world in which each person has a voice.
They work on many fronts:
as an event venue offering compassionate communication,
conflict resolution and empowerment workshops,
as a residential community space with urban garden,
as a provider of self-management and conflict resolution services
Ahimsagram started their self-management path with Sociocracy, but after a year, began to seek results beyond those they could achieve with that system.
In the words of co-founder Shammi Nanda:
“Soon we ended up in a consensus-based system where we could not integrate having a voice with effective delivery for the purpose and even sustenance of the organization.”
After the initial challenges, he discovered Holacracy and reported that:
“We made a significant leap forward with Holacracy by resolving the tension between working collaboratively toward the purpose of the organization and giving the individual ownership of their roles and the ability to express their personal creative potential.”
Last year, Shammi went embarked on a “Holacracy learning pilgrimage” to observe, discuss, learn and ask difficult questions about the practice.
We’re thrilled to see how Holacracy is beginning to thrive in India and proud to see the work of organizations like Ahimsagram and Calm Achiever, India’s first licensed Holacracy provider.