From leader to leadership. We formed a cross-functional unit out of 3 teams. Instead of autocracy or anarchy we use sociocracy to foster alignment and autonomy, while taking our long time agile software development practices into account. http://tech.europace.de/self-organization-dos-and-donts/
In 2011, the Dragon Dreaming methodology for designing collaborative projects hit Brazil with a bang. People easily connected to its love in action philosophy, and the step by step dream, plan, do and celebrate phases of the methodology tapped into the very creative and hands on culture. Soon enough, Dragon Dreaming had spread to communities, […]
Having been a keen advocate of Sociocratic Circle Method (SCM) since 2001, in 2014 I got together with Bernhard Bockelbrink to create a body of free learning resources for people working in tech to pull in elements of Sociocratic Circle Method. It soon became apparent that by combining sociocratic thinking with agile and lean, a […]
Ever wonder how hierarchy plays out in sociocracy? What happens to the boss? Here’s a story about how a not-for-profit organization shifted its power from the traditional CEO (power of one) to shared power with 17 workers. Question: How can “healthy” power exist in an organisation?
The S3 delegation canvas is a simple format for understanding and defining domains, e.g. roles, positions, circles or teams. It that can be used in any kind of organization to clarify existing domains or describe new ones. The Delegation canvas facilitates shared understanding, supports development of people in roles or circles, and the evolution of […]
What are the main differences between sociocracy and Holacracy? Christian will present a table with main aspects and how Sociocracy and Holacracy deal with these aspects.
In a world of increasing complexity, a “both/and” mindset provides significant competitive advantage. Those who value the ways Sociocracy supports “both/and” thinking will likely find Polarity Management™ to be a useful tool. Polarity Management™ helps groups discern if an issue is a “problem to be solved” or a “polarity to be managed”. Polarity Management™ provides […]
Today companies are expected to be flexible and both rapidly responsive and resilient to change, which basically asks them to be Agile. Yet, doing Agile (the mechanics) is different from being Agile (the mindset). The mindset lets you apply flexible Agile patterns not only for software development teams but for the whole company. Yet implementing […]
Is it possible to learn about sociocracy and practise it without training or mentoring? With all the resources that are now freely available online? It depends, but… yes! 🙂 Start “experimenting and learning rapidly” by testing elements of sociocracy in teams and groups and develop useful skills for facilitation and self-organising. And there is this […]
Sociocracy and cooperativism stem from the premise that humans thrive as social animals. Quite possibly, cooperation acts as our most characteristic trait as living beings. We need each other. No human effort, made by a lone individual, succeeds. Since the dawn of our species, we have engaged in cooperation, and we’re still figuring out how […]