Sociocracy in Small Groups

Sociocracy in Small Groups

Introduction Whether small groups can use sociocracy in a meaningful way in small organizations is a recurring topic with my clients and students. This article is an attempt to answer the most typical questions.  I will assume an organization size of 7 people, as...
What is a Help Desk?

What is a Help Desk?

Introduction Sociocracy For All (SoFA) is a movement support organization that helps people encounter, learn and use sociocracy, a consent-based, decentralized governance system. After using sociocracy “by the book” for years and very successfully, we have started to...
How fast do you want to go?

How fast do you want to go?

Setting your pace in self-management People’s opinions seem to vary. Are self-management tools like sociocracy and Holacracy slow and bureaucratic? Or are they fast and agile? This question conceals a bigger insight: how fast or slow you go, how bureaucratic or lean...
National, regional and local chapters – expanding sociocracy

National, regional and local chapters – expanding sociocracy

Introduction and summary This article explains how sociocracy can be used to form multi-layered organizations – for example, organizations with national, regional and local chapters. The challenge in this kind of organization is the fact that, oftentimes, the...
Clarity and empowerment: What is a domain?

Clarity and empowerment: What is a domain?

Domains in sociocracy – while they are innocent-looking, they are the foundation that makes sociocracy so transformative – with empowerment, and clarity! So what are domains? Each circle has an aim (a description of what they do), and a domain (a statement...