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Our governance system

AngaOS is our operating system that allows us to sense emerging tensions and take action providing significant change in a reliable and distributed way. It was inspired by many self-management systems, especially Sociocracy 3.0 and Holacracy, as well as by the practices of organizations we admire. With all this in mind, we developed our own way of managing ourselves, aiming to distribute power and trust in a proactive way.

How it works

There are six main elements in AngaOS that are a foundation for other processes and standards. 


It is the difference between our current reality and a perceived potential reality. When we perceive a difference between the current reality and a potential reality, we naturally feel uncomfortable. This nuisance can be both a problem and an opportunity. In AngaOS, this nuisance, which we call tension, is used as a fuel to cause significant changes.


Agreements are shared guidelines on why, how and when to act, and what specifically is needed, which makes collaboration possible. In AngaOS the agreements are responsive and evolve continuously.


It is a semi-autonomous, self-organizing and self-managed group of people who are intended to respond to a tension. Each circle has full autonomy to fulfill its purpose within the limits established in its creation. Circles are teams that work towards the Group's goals.


We call governance the processes used to redesign the structure and clarify responsibilities and expectations. In AngaOS, our structure is not stationary and evolves as we interact with the environment from the tensions we perceive.


It is a defined set of domains and responsibilities that are assumed intentionally by one or more people. Roles define people’s fields of authority, which allows them to act and decide autonomously within the expectations defined by the group. A person's work in the Group is defined by the roles they take.


These are processes used to align actions and, thus, achieve results in the existing structure. As a responsive organization, we value transparency and agility. We use these processes to make day-to-day decisions, bringing authority closer to information.

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