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It was yet another Thursday morning 7.30am – our weekly support circle meeting in Sociocracy For All with 3 staff people present. We were all stretched thin. The last few months had been a phase of wild growth, and although exciting and wonderful, the constantly evolving roles and processes had been wearing on us.
I’m in virtual meetings every day. Here is what I love about them!
The way we come to a decision has a lot of influence on how people behave, how many voices can be heard, how they feel about the group they are a part of and what quality decision is going to be made. This video highlights the pros and cons of autocratic decision-making, voting, consensus and puts consent on the map as a better alternative.
Sociocracy is a way to govern organizations in a way so everyone’s voices are valued and heard, while still moving forward together. Given the divisiveness and bipartisanship in our societies, doesn’t that sound desirable?
Sometimes people tell me that what sociocracy does to groups is “magic”. I agree that it’s not uncommon that people who had never met before create meaningful connection and deeply care about each other already after a few meetings. I am assuming rounds contribute...
A presentation about what consent decision making is, how to get there and what to do if there is no consent.
SoFA members and sociocracy singing a sociocracy song!
In this webinar, Jerry Koch-Gonzalez is walking the audience through a sample governance agreement (aka “constitution”) that is needed to safely implement sociocracy in an organization.
Treehouse Village Ecohousing is a project to build a cohousing community, the first in Atlantic Canada. It officially launched on Sept 29, 2018 with a first public meeting.
1. Introduction a. Effectiveness, equivalence and transparency Effectiveness: What we do makes a difference Equivalence: Everyone’s voice matters. This does not mean we are all identical or equally persuasive. It does mean we exercise “power-with” rather than “power...
Many of us have been and continue to be inspired by Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux. While there is reference to Holacracy in Reinventing Organizations, there is not much direct reference to sociocracy. So, where does sociocracy fit in?
What do new organizations need? Better structure, better mindset, better communication?
Sociocracy is a governance system. We know, 'governance' doesn't sound very appealing. It sounds dry and reminds us of governments and marble halls. What does it have to do with you? Quite a lot, actually! Governance is the way we run groups, the operating system....
An article about governance of (large) platform coops and the tweaks we’d have to make to use sociocracy successfully.
How can you use sociocracy for a small project? How can you use it for a group that is just starting out and not ready to adopt a whole system?