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Implementation Resources

All of our Resources and Offers Related to Implementation of Sociocracy in Organizations

“My interest in this work comes from my interest in equality.
Sociocratic organizations are one of the few places in our society where we can live equality in practice.
And when everyone is equal and there is a structure that supports that, we can build organizations that show that an alternative and more just world is possible. 

Jerry Koch-Gonzalez

Sociocracy Starter Kit – Article

Article outline

  1. Understand sociocracy — connecting and educating
  2. Explore sociocracy — building a home base and experimenting
  3. Making a decision and putting it in place 

We assume you’re part of an organization — your own business, your workplace, your community, your association. You have some basic knowledge in sociocracy.

Let’s say you know that you are dreaming of turning your organization into a self-managed organization, using sociocracy (or any related framework). Now what?

First of all, let me say that I don’t believe in a cookie-cutter method. Every organization is a little different. And every organization has its unique advantages and potential challenges. Interestingly, every organization has to shift in some way. […]” Read article

 

Online Offers that Support Implementations

Organizational structure class

Online classes (3x 2 hours) on sociocratic circle structures – lots of examples and an opportunity to design your own with some trainer feedback.

Online coaching packages

Coaching packages – just the level of “hand-holding” that you choose to get the organization you want. 

All Resources Related to Implementation

Policy vs. operations

Understanding the difference between operations and policy is key to making fast and good decisions. The idea in sociocracy is to empower operational decisions (so they can be made by anyone who is authorized) and to make policy decisions to guide and improve those operational decisions.

Pop-up sociocracy

Pop-up sociocracy

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?

The myth of natural flow

The myth of natural flow

Why we can’t pretend “just talking” will not be oppressive. Let’s talk about structures that truly liberate us.

Common pitfalls for implementation of sociocracy

Common pitfalls for implementation of sociocracy

A change in governance or an organization can be compared to open-heart surgery. Just like heart surgery is invasive for a human organism, so is a change in governance. Recognizing that is key to understanding pitfalls in implementing sociocracy.

Sociocracy Starter kit

Sociocracy Starter kit

You want to implement sociocracy but you don’t know how to go about it? This article walks you through the different phases – plus resources you can use in each stage.

Case Studies – stories from the field

Case study of Treehouse Ecohousing

Case study of Treehouse Ecohousing

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.

SoLaWi

SoLaWi

Solawi Bodensee is a German association with around 90 members. Solawi is an acronym for “Solidarische Landwirtschaft” which is translated as “solidary agriculture” and meaning “sharing the harvest”. It is similar to the US-concept of CSA, Community Supported Agriculture.

Pittsfield Listens!

Pittsfield Listens!

Pittsfield Listens  Pittsfield Listens is an organization in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, that works to build community, inform on civic issues, solve problems through community conversations, and to award individuals, groups and organizations who make positive impacts...

ArboLife

ArboLife

Arbolife was founded by Morli and Marc Mathys because they wanted to take a road to better care about themselves and the planet.

Rocky Corner cohousing

Rocky Corner cohousing

Rocky Corner is a cohousing community being built in Bethany, Connecticut in the USA.

Non-profit: Learn To Change

Non-profit: Learn To Change

Case study: Learn to change is a Non Governmental Organization that brings together a community of teachers and educators working to support educational transformation for the benefit of building sustainable democratic societies.

A Time bank in Massachusetts

A Time bank in Massachusetts

Valley Time Trade is a volunteer organization that tracks hours of service offered by members to other members, referred to as a time bank. It is located in the north-central part of the Pioneer Valley, a western region in the state of Massachusetts.

Mindfulness first

Mindfulness first

Mindfulness first is a nonprofit that promotes mindfulness in schools and beyond.

LOS school

LOS school

LOS is a sociocratic school located in the small village of Duerne in the south of the Netherlands.

Cooperative: Blue Scorcher

Cooperative: Blue Scorcher

A worker-owned cooperative bakery: Blue Scorcher Bakery  Scorcher bakery in Oregon (US) has been running on sociocracy since 2012. Make sure to check out the section on governance on their beautiful website! This case study is helpful if you are part of a worker coop...