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Cohousing: Eden community

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Eden Community is a Christian cohousing community.  This case study will be interesting to anyone who wants to know how sociocracy meshes with Christian philosophy and practice, or  who has interest in how an intentional community functions well with sociocracy. Sociocratic governance was chosen over consensus, democracy and single-person leadership following active research by the founders, […]

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For Profit: KittenTech

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This case study features a proposal for a for-profit in the UK. This case-study is helpful if you are a for-profit KittenTech used Sociocratic principles to collaboratively shape a proposal for Sociocracy in KittenTech that would address the problems faced for onwards discussion with the current leadership team. This case study was written by Simon

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Cohousing: Instituto Bioregional do Cerrado

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This case study presents an ecovillage. This case study is helpful if you are interested in intentional community/ecovillages. IBC’s purpose is to create and implement innovative projects and programs to raise awareness and increase sustainability in bioregional communities. “[In the beginning]  there was sometimes a lack of buy-in to the process and motivation to learn. In […]

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Cohousing: Pioneer Valley Coho

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This case study is about Pioneer Valley Cohousing (MA, USA). They switched from consensus to sociocracy in 2012. Hear what they have to say about the difference. You can also see this video on the same topic. This case study is helpful if you are part of a group that is running on consensus are […]

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Cohousing: Cohabitat Québec

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An intentional community: Cohabitat Québec (Canada). This case study is helpful if you are interested of part of cohousing, or would like to see a good implementation of sociocracy and see how others learn from their mistakes! “For them the most important part of sociocracy is the rounds. They don’t like taking turns in a popcorn style.” […]

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Cooperative: Blue Scorcher

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A worker-owned cooperative bakery: Blue Scorcher Bakery  Scorcher bakery in Oregon (US) has been running on sociocracy since 2012. Make sure to check out the section on governance on their beautiful website! This case study is helpful if you are part of a worker coop in any sector would like to see a tried and tested, […]

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For purpose: Galgael

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This case study features a social enterprise/working community in Scotland, Galgael, in the middle of their implementation process. This case study is helpful if you have both volunteers and staff would like to get an understanding of what it is like to start implementing sociocracy slowly “A hierarchical organization can compromise on inclusiveness, and a charity can […]

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For Profit: Europace

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This case study features a for-profit in Germany This case-study is helpful if you are a for-profit Europace Inc. is a subsidiary company of Hypoport Inc. and has around 140 employees. Europace is Germany’s largest financial market place for real estate financing, building saving schemes and private credits. With a transaction platform, Europace Inc. creates […]

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IT Business

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This case study features a worker-owned software company Outlandish (in UK) has some very helpful insights from implementing sociocracy two times. They are now a successul sociocracy. You can also read this blog post about sociocracy that our Harry from Outlandish wrote. This case study is helpful if you are part of a worker coop in […]

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Ecovillage: Hart’s Mill

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Hart’s Mill Ecovillage and Farm is becoming reality, and the group is operating on sociocracy already. This case study is helpful if you are part of a group that is just starting out are interested in intentional communities (ecovillage, cohousing, or cooperative housing) “It is the most intelligent structure on every level.” This interview was done and […]