Welcome to Versado Village

by | Apr 23, 2018 | Training

It takes a village to raise (and run) a successful company. At Versado, our village approach is largely based on concepts from the book, Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World by Brian J. Robertson.

“With Holacracy,” Robertson writes, “No single person (or group) designs the organization… Rather, an organization’s design is an emergent result of an evolutionary algorithm.”

A key milestone in Versado’s evolution was the decision to organize our village around Areas of Practice (AOPs). Co-founder, Josh Barricklow, explains, “We chose the term Area of Practice, instead of Department, because it’s not about creating hierarchy or siloed work flows. It’s about creating a space for Thought Leadership and vision for an area of specialty.” Each AOP is accountable, on behalf of the other AOPs, for their part of the overall organizational vision.

Click here to read more about Versado’s decentralized structure.

The collaborative culture fostered by this approach puts Versado in the best possible position to meet the needs of our clients. “The work itself is always best completed by a multifunctional team in which everyone is empowered,” Barricklow says. “Everything we do involves people from multiple areas of practice all working together. We function with a full understanding that what we do is a team sport, not an individual competition.”

Visit our Versado Village to learn more about our AOPs how we work together as a team.

Everything that we do involves people from multiple areas of practice all working together. We function with a full understanding that what we do is a team sport not an individual competition.

Josh Barricklow

Versado President & Founder

Elizabeth Barricklow

Senior Instructional Designer