S4: operational role descriptions

Roles are an excellent way to make circle work more effective and efficient. It’s a must-have in your toolbox. It’s especially useful if you’re able to write a role description on the spot or can lead a group in writing the role description collaboratively.


Skill descriptionability to write useful role descriptions for operational roles, ideally both alone and collaboratively
How to acquire skillself-study; workshop; practice in real life; MVOS chapter 2.3.2
Show skillwriting 2 operational role descriptions, alone or collaboratively using picture forming and proposal shaping; (could be done by a Peer group (ALC) or in a class)
MeasurementPeer group (ALC) assesses based on checklist below.
  • Do the role descriptions include
    • name of the role & what circle it belongs to
    • Tasks/activities
    • Skills required
    • Dependencies with other roles/circles, and policies and workflows the role holder is guided by
    • budget
    • paid/unpaid?
    • (driver/needs statement, if desired)
  • Does it seem like the holder of the role will have enough clarity to act?
  • Does it seem like the flow of information between circle and holder is thought through well?
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