The anatomy of a Smartup

 If you slice the Smartup organism open horizontally, you would see the anatomy of holacracy. In the most general way, this means that the hierarchy is completely different than in most organizations. . 

'Holacracy® is a new way of structuring and running your organization that replaces the conventional management hierarchy. Instead of operating top-down, power is distributed throughout the organization, giving individuals and teams more freedom to self-manage, while staying aligned to the organization’s purpose' (holocracy.org)

Image 1: Found at  https://www.process.st/organizational-structure/ . A very interesting read on how some startups are using unconventional organizational structures. Other interesting read about Holacracy:  https://hbr.org/2016/07/beyond-the-holacracy-hyp e

Image 1: Found at https://www.process.st/organizational-structure/. A very interesting read on how some startups are using unconventional organizational structures. Other interesting read about Holacracy: https://hbr.org/2016/07/beyond-the-holacracy-hype

A Smartup has the same anatomy. Only we perceive the circles as groups. There are six groups that each has one or more subgroups. These are the Six Groups of Productivity. As a true matryoshka doll, each group depends on its bigger sister and all sisters belong to their mother. In the case of a Smartup: the General Forum, the democratic heartbeat of your Smartup.

The Six Groups of Productivity

A Smartup is designed to produce and govern technologies. The six groups of productivity are the groups where all that takes place. It’s where the people of the Smartup own, work and govern.  In the case of Smartup Zero, all these groups are all Slack channels. Slack is a chat-based online work-stations that is being used by many organizations to streamline collaboration processes among employees, freelancers and project groups.

Cross section of the Smartup organism. The six groups of productivity, against the background of the 4 phases of creation.

Cross section of the Smartup organism. The six groups of productivity, against the background of the 4 phases of creation.