Democratic organizations. Breaking down the barriers between theory and practice In this webinar, academic researchers Daniel King and Martyn Griffin explore with practitioners the difficulties that we have all faced while transitioning to democratic organizing and the most effective ways they might be overcome. Daniel and Martyn will present three paradoxes facing organizations adopting sociocracy: […]
In this talk, Rakesh will explain how he creates permaculture designs and projects function using sociocracy. “Permaculture is immaculate design system. It allows us to understand complex systems, be it ecological, man made or human dynamics. We can use it to then analyse the diverse interconnections that allow the various elements to thrive and flourish. […]
Jennifer is giving a presentation in Berlin on Aug 7. Registration The title seems like a contradiction. Why would we need processes if what we want is self-organization? We will start by looking at ways power dynamics and unquestioned assumptions can enter our organization in hidden ways and how they undermine self-organization in the absence […]
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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.