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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.
Interview by Jennifer Ladd with Jerry Koch-Gonzalez. Jennifer Ladd (JL) How did you come to sociocracy? You’ve had a journey around non-profits. How did you go from working with class issues to working with sociocracy? Jerry Koch-Gonzalez (JKG) The first time I really got seriously involved with issues of class was with a group called Movement for […]
We get this question quite a lot and this is one way of answering it. In the beginning of the evolution of a circle, there is only the circle’s aim, which is policy, and operations that support the aim. For instance, a garden circle grows food in a garden. The garden is the domain, a […]
We’re excited about the second cohort of the Sociocracy Leadership Training starting their journey this Friday. What will be do together? What will it feel like in the group? What kind of relationship will form, and what will we get done?