Many organizations are intrigued by the idea of self-governance using circle-based frameworks. However, it can be intimidating to implement those methods. You’ll have to do research, train everyone, implement — months or even years of transition time. And regular work needs to get done as well! I always compare changes in governance to beating heart surgery. Tricky — at […]
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July 9- July 10 Intermediate workshop in Bressanone, Italy. More info on www.blufink.com
July 7-July 9, Intro workshop in Bressanone Italy (trilingual: English, German, Italian) with Pierre Houben, hosted by Blufink. More info here
At the beginning of every enterprise, there are thousands of decisions to make. Some decisions feel temporary, but some set the path you will be traveling on for years. If you are a social enterpreneur, integrity in your decision-making will be important to you, and you’re not willing to compromise just because you’re just starting […]
Sometimes we get asked whether feelings are “allowed” in sociocracy. We are guessing that what people have in mind is a scenario like this: Are you allowed to be upset when someone proposes to raise the membership fees because you are afraid you cannot afford the membership, or that others can’t? Of course you are allowed […]
Without feedback, we are stuck forever in the same patterns. Without feedback, we will not learn and will never improve. We will never understand how we impact others, whether our intentions match our impact. Why would we not want to hear feedback from others? The ability to receive and give feedback requires: (1) a mindset […]
This article is published on the GEO.coop site. Sociocracy. Connecting Humans for a Shared Purpose. At an informal weekend gathering in Cabot, VT in the summer of 2016, we were asked to guide a group of strangers on making a decision together. The decision to be made was which topics the group would devote our precious […]
Here is a decision-making sheet in Italian, thanks to Pierre Houben from Sociocrazia Italia! We have a how-to video that goes with it, in English. For a high-resolution version, click on the image below.
Find a decision-making sheet in Portuguese here! Thanks Ruth Andrade for translating! Get the pdf here. If you’d like to understand how to use this decision-making sheet, then watch this overview.