Publié le 07/05/2018
Fast fluent and easy to use software
Avantages: HolaSpirit has an intuative UI and has different 'paths' to achieve what you want to do or see. The search function is one of my favorite features, its quick, fast and finds everything that is stored in Holaspirit. If you do need customer support, they respond quick and friendly. Everything is webbased so all is excessible to everybody with a internet connection. Adding employees is simple, just enter a email adress and invite, within 1 min you are setup and ready to work.
Inconvénients: HolaSpirit offers you the ability to make so called 'projects' and 'actions'. These are (still) kept very simple. They are not linked or tagged to other projects or actions, no meta data. So if your organisation has a lot of projects it can be hard to keep track if you use this funtion. On the other hand HolaSpirit offers connections/integrations with project management tools like Asana or Basecamp, but I should prefer one total solution. Perhaps these features come in the next release.
Réponse de l'éditeur
envoyé par holaSpirit le 13/05/2018
Thank you Leander for your feedback. We will improve projects and actions in further releases.
Publié le 22/07/2019
Holaspirit helps you to make valuable meetings
the meeting's organization is easy. it preserves your time product and you can focus on your key issues with your team. It is engaging and challenging for your business and your team's motivation.
I warmly recommend Holaspirit for your team's management.
it is quite easy to use, create a meeting can be done with few clicks. reminders are very useful for the entire team to stay on tracks.
you combine Holaspirit and Trello for example to fallow all yours projects.
For beginner or mature organizations, it is worth it to buy this software.
An app will be a plus.
every function is well designed and created forsatisfying the purpose of each team.
Publié le 22/01/2020
Commentaires: Visual picture of our organigramme help to reflect and talk about what are the needs of the organization.
Easy to learn and use.
Design and soft colors.
Évident use for an organisation that wants to start Holacratie
Not there yet.
Si easy to learn, and I have others teammates that know it better to always answers questions.
Publié le 02/12/2019
Commentaires: Been using it for 1 year plus and I am a happy user. Looking forward to getting a better improvement with the software.
Avantages: The softaware is very user friendly, I didn't really need any help or support of people to teach me on how to use the software, because the features are very easy.
Sometimes can be a bit lag when I use it during tactical meeting, but it's not a very big deal.
I also would like to suggest to find a better way to categorize and indexing all the policies in order to make it more structured.
Publié le 08/08/2019
Great support for our Holacracy practice
Commentaires: Clarity of roles and responsibilities. No more people waiting for 'the boss' to decide what to do.
Avantages: It covers all components of Holacracy. it is easy to understand.
Inconvénients: A nice improvement would be for meetings to only show checklist items and metrics that are valid for that particular meeting. SO weekly items every time, Monthly items only when it is a monthly meeting, etc.
Publié le 07/08/2019
Holaspirit is a great tool to energize your role in a concrete way
Commentaires: The software helped me in a faster way to practice with Holacracy and be organized with my actions, meetings, and checklists. It is very intuitive, powerful and thoughtful as Holacracy is. I really like the toolbar. You feel fast comfortable with the software. Really, design and features are well thought!
The design is elegant and differs to a general webpage, CRM software, blog whatever a digital user is used in nowadays. You don't need to scroll down long. You have the entire visualization at once.
The structure of the website is simple but concise. The visible architecture of the super circle and sub-circles is not cumbersome or stodgy but clear and transparent.
The "got it" message on every page.
The scratchpad is too small even when we make it bigger. It would be great if could be movable as a simple note pad during a gov. meeting especially for some meeting attended remotely. It could help "secretary" roles.
The software doesn't support yet, faster ways to edit tensions or update projects. Maybe some shortcut design would be helpful. Reports design could be review to ease the work of secretary and any members who read them.
Publié le 07/06/2018
Very friendly user. Easy to use, to understand and the Customer support is excellent!
Avantages: It really help us with the implementation of holacracy. It is necessary for us to have such a software to be able to collect and consult roles and their description. It is very friendly user, very intuitive and it was well adopted by everyone.
Inconvénients: It needs to be more efficient with tasks and projects. But I know that the improvements are coming. So I am very eager to see the upgrade.
Publié le 12/06/2019
top! ...small issues
Very well structured.
Handy in Use.
Love the colours.
In the overview, the circles are not labeled. I have to "mouse-over" every circle to recognize which subcircle it is.
And I would like to sort/cluster the projects (or is this already possible?), for example to show prios or to put similar Projects together.
the contrast of the greens is a little low.
Publié le 05/06/2019
Great software for self organized companies
Its very easy to use.
Inconvénients: This field requires text, so I write something. There is nothing that I do not like.
Publié le 31/05/2019
The Best Holacracy Tool
Commentaires: I can't imagine Holacracy without holaSpirit.
Avantages: Before, running our meetings and following the systems outlined with Holacracy took a lot of effort -- and was a complete "black box" for new employees. Now that we use holaSpirit, we think less about the "rules" and can focus on getting things done within our Circles.
Inconvénients: The roles can be a little of a hassle as a small team, but it's just really a matter of us using this feature a little more.
Publié le 11/12/2018
Excellent and innovative software that increases organization and flow
Commentaires: I was the program manager of a a homeless shelter and when we started using this software it made a HUGE impact almost immediately on the effectiveness of our organization. I only wish we had gotten it a lot sooner.
Avantages: The process for building an agenda and during a staff meeting was intuitive and efficient. The report generated and email to all meeting participants made outputs easy to track. The process for proposing a policy through the email function of the governance meeting made it so easy to have a clear method for everyone to have a voice regarding the proposals. No more leaving a meeting feeling frustrated that nothing was accomplished. This software makes it very clear who is assigned to what role and what the status of their projects is. Cuts down on wasted time and increases staff moral and transparency.
Inconvénients: Sometimes when I would click on a role whose accountabilities I wanted to review, the feature wouldn't open and I would have to try several times. This seems like it may have been a minor bug. Also there was a change to the layout of the projects that put them in a counterproductive order where the active projects were no longer displayed first. This was a little confusing and the original order was easier to navigate.
Publié le 04/05/2018
Excellent tool which much supports our key and high-stake migration towards a Teal organization.
Avantages: Embarking on the path of distributed management and role-based organization, regardless of the methodology chosen, is a risky, complex and complicated endeavor which requires the buy-in of the whole company. Tools are essential in supporting such transition. HolaSpirit has been a significant contributor to our successful migration to Teal due to its user-friendliness, to the way information can be centrally shared about people, roles, accountabilities, quality documents, processes, etc..., to its handling of tensions, tasks/projects, or metrics, and to provide multi-user on-line tactical meeting capability. Support is also very responsive and effective.
Inconvénients: While simple changes in governance is easy to manage, more complex changes in roles and circles are tedious (I wish we could drag-drop roles/circles!). The lack of not being able to classify some information as restricted to just the circle or to some members is a significant limitation (e.g. meeting reports / outcome from HR or top management tactical meetings). Integration with Jira has been abandoned in our case -- some limitations as I understood. Small improvements in filtering / ordering / hiding some information could also help.
Publié le 15/08/2017
Holaspirit is the product of my choice for implementing holacracy in two! organisations.
Commentaires: Transparency, clarity and self organization in two organisations by implementing holacracy using this software. One medium sized (approx. 50 people) software development company and even a school.
Avantages: Ease of use is key for implementing holacracy, because keeping track of all the roles in an organization can be tedious. If it isn't easy to do so, it won't happen. And holaspirit does a great and ever improving job in doing so. It has a great and responsive support team who are interested in improving the software. All important aspects of holacracy are built into this product. Having integrations for your projects and actions is a nice addon, but not really necessary, especially for smaller organizations, since it is already handled well by holaspirit. The developers keep a transparent roadmap in form of a public Trello board, where you can see if your favorite feature will be implemented soon.
Inconvénients: The two integrations (Jira and Trello) for externalizing tasks are kept too simple for my tase. They work, but could be improved upon. (Automatic member assignment for projects in Trello for example. Integration for tasks as well as projects, etc. But from what I know about the team, there will surely be improvements in the future)
Publié le 29/07/2017
Flexibility in language & ops allow me to work with any client to create a transformative company.
Avantages: I've been engaged in organizational transformation for 30+ years. While many great achievements have been accomplished there has always been something missing to enable the organization to continue to produce breakthrough results. The missing piece in all transformation efforts originating from outside intervention, and most internally generated initiatives as well, is an information system specifically designed to enable continuing transformation. This is mainly due to lack of system with can show results as they are being produced and not merely numbers after the fact. A significant transformation of an enterprise is a complex process - not a linear one. There is no other platform that I've seen where complex activity can be managed and coordinated. holaSpirit allows display of all ongoing transformational activity, from initial intentions to coordination of activity across normal lines to the measurement of results. The most amazing and useful part of this is that everything can be viewed by all members of the enterprise, while information that needs to be restricted for confidentiality reasons can be part of the system as well. This is the platform that every transformational initiative of any significant scale requires. I predict this will alter an organizational life forever. It has already started to give me access to needed info.
Inconvénients: Not quite as flexible and adaptive as I'd like but the best that is out there so far. Not easy to learn.
Publié le 14/08/2017
Holaspirit help us daily to get a full vision of our projects and responsibilities...
Holaspirit is an application that help human in there organisation to accomplish their due and task with a deep respect of the Holacracy constitution. It's really user friendly, so you don't even need documentation and anyone of your organisation can take in hand its use by himself. It's help the users to apply Holacracy during meetings (tactical and gouvernance). It gives clarity to users to take action together and to distribut their responsabilties. It has been a real change in our organisation since we use Holaspirit.
On top of that, the developpers and customer team are really helpful, fast and really cool ! :)
There is a before and after Holaspirit...
Inconvénients: Unfortunatly, the way to manage projects is not the best way to do. In fact, it's missing tools like tags, comments, dropbox attachment file...etc But Holaspirit's team gave a multitude way to synchronise Holaspirit with many application or Webhooks. Like that you are free to manage your project as you like...
Réponse de l'éditeur
envoyé par holaSpirit le 14/08/2017
Hi Quentin, thanks for your feedback. Improving the projects/actions module is on our priorities for the next weeks and months.
In particular, link actions & projects, add attachments are already in our public roadmap: https://trello.com/b/fg4W01AX/holaspirit-roadmap
Publié le 05/06/2018
Good alternative to Glassfrog from HolacracyOne for companies using Holacracy
Commentaires: Without Holaspirit we could not implement holacracy, because self-organization for whole companies relies heavily on software support.
Avantages: Software helps a lot for transparency about the organization structure and makes all governance and operations accessable to everyone. The search is quite good to find information who is accountable for what, seeing the roles of all users and finding projects. Holaspirit enforces the rules of holacracy so that beginning users/circles cannot make big mistakes, like changing the governance out of an governance meeting or changing the role assignment without beeing the Lead Link.
Inconvénients: It does not provide a holacracy habit program like Glassfrog does. I have to relolad the highly interactive UI using SHIFT+F5 quite often, when I switch between different organizations. Maybe this is not an issue just working in one organization. The learning curve for beginning users is there. They need to have a basic understanding for all the mechanics to use the software properly.
Publié le 14/08/2018
best tool to do hola with
Commentaires: You do need a tool like hola to truly live holacracy - overall we did reach a level of proficiency after 3 months and are now incredibly efficient and transparent. This translates to higher productivity and employee satisfaction.
Avantages: hola is a great tool allowing you to quickly and efficiently apply holacracy principles to your org. It supports on site as well as remote sessions perfectly and once you understand how to navigate becomes your de facto tactical management tool.
Inconvénients: The initial learning curve is steep, especially once you start managing all parts of your org with the tool. It does help having an experienced person available during the initial adoption phase. If not your meetings will be dominated by 'how do I do...' questions and slow you down substantially.
Publié le 04/09/2017
holaSpirit had been a staple and an important sucess factor in our Holacracy practice.
Commentaires: Solid implementation of the Holacracy rules and very valuable support for any Holacracy practice.
Avantages: Easy to use and functional UI. We've used holaSpirit for ourselves and for several client projects. We've never had to offer any training. People just get it. The customer support is phenomenal!
Inconvénients: The UI could use a facelift. Some oft the workflows feel a bit akward. Sometimes it takes several clicks to get something done.
Publié le 10/01/2019
Flexible, Reliable and Feature Reach Holacratic Organization Collaborative Software
Commentaires: As a change consulting organization we practice both Holasprit and Galssfrog with our clients but internally we use Holaspirit to manage our own holacratic processes.
Avantages: Holaspirit is THE alternative to Glassfrog. Both systems have very similar features. Holaspirit is a bit more flexible and open. The support from the team is very good and the software very reliable. It has a strong community of users and new features are added continuously.
Inconvénients: Well, it you don't like the color "green", Holaspirit is not for you. :-)
Publié le 14/08/2018
How to completely change your meeting culture
Commentaires: We operate better using holaSpirit as a guide for our meetings. People feel listened to and engaged in the work. I would recommend it to anyone.
Avantages: I am most impressed with the outcomes of our meetings using holaSpirit. We immediately have a list of actions sent to us in seconds at the closing. More importantly it raises the involvement of everyone on our team. All are equals at the meeting and all can create propose and solve problems right there in the meeting. Best of all we can address up to 15 agenda items and still finish the meeting in 43 minutes. There has been no better system or process in my 39 years of running meetings.
Inconvénients: There are really no real problems that we have experienced with holaSpirit. It does take some time to get new staff and group members up to speed but it is very intuitive.
Publié le 16/08/2017
Amazing tool to implement Holacracy in any size of organization
Commentaires: Many benefits !
Avantages: holaSpirit is easy to use. The user interface is very clear. There is a very useful online documentation.
Inconvénients: We used to implement Holacracy in our company with an other solution. Since we swithed to holaSpirit, we haven't got anymore difficulties to make Holacracy alive in our organization... So, in fact, I haven't got any weak point to underline here.
Publié le 13/08/2018
Great software to operate self management
Commentaires: Great experience overall!
Avantages: Holaspirit is userfriendly, and the development team is very reactive to integrate new features according to suggestions made by users.
Inconvénients: There is nothing I do not like about Holaspirit. The platform has been down a few times in 2 years, but nothing major and I guess it was only due to platform maintenance.
Commentaires: useful to have clear and explicit governance ; meeting process to improve our internal process .
Avantages: hotline efficient ! new services frequently added
Inconvénients: visual aspect sometimes not very clear ;
Publié le 04/08/2017
Holaspirit est a very functional and easy to use software.
Customer support is great. There is an overview of the current and future features and functionalities development.
when I encounter a problem I contact the customer support and they solve it ! I never had unsolved problems and when I contacted the customer support I had an answer very quickly.
Publié le 08/08/2017
Great software to efficiently support our daily Holacracy practice
Commentaires: Ideal tool support of the Holacracy processes
- Public roadmap provides a great insight into what to expect when
- New features are implemented regularly in a short amount of time
- The support reaction time is world class
- The software has a great user experience
- Metrics and dashboard functionality could be extended (e.g. visualization capabilities)
- Some usability optimizations for bigger companies required (e.g. assign same metrics to several circles)