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 is a 501c3 nonprofit located in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Founded in 2014, Mindfulness First’s mission is “to offer scientifically-informed programs based in Mindful Awareness and Social-Emotional Learning which provide children and adults with tools to manage stress and navigate life’s challenges”. It is comprised of 17 people including staff and board members. […]
Will Kempe’s Players (WKP) are a one-year old, cooperatively-owned theatre company based in Troy, NY with fourteen active members. While they stage modern productions, their primary focus is on performing the theatrical works of Shakespeare and other productions “integral and idiomatic” to the Elizabethan era.
How to use NVC and sociocracy principles to live a process where your team will be able to share financial reward while building connection and group cohesion. Even when making a financial decision, the group’s needs and perceptions will evolve over time – that financial decision is not a one-time decision but will be a […]
Increasingly people are aware a new world is emerging, but what it looks like is unclear. There are a myriad of new approaches and perspectives, such as lean, responsive, conscious business, holacracy, sharing economy etc to name just a few of them. Where does sociocracy fit in? How can sociocracy work with all these disparate […]
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 […]