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Lessons Learned on Conflict in a Sociocratic School

Lessons Learned on Conflict in a Sociocratic School

5 Strategies for Combining Equity with Sociocracy

5 Strategies for Combining Equity with Sociocracy

“Am I your boss?” Conversations about hierarchy in sociocracy

“Am I your boss?” Conversations about hierarchy in sociocracy

Comparing Robert’s Rules and Sociocracy: How Consent Decision-Making Solves Some Problems From Parliamentary Procedure

Comparing Robert’s Rules and Sociocracy: How Consent Decision-Making Solves Some Problems From Parliamentary Procedure

Self-Organization – a leap into the unknown

Self-Organization – a leap into the unknown

Hager Homestead Case Study

Hager Homestead Case Study

Educating the Village – embedding sociocracy in a cohousing community

Educating the Village – embedding sociocracy in a cohousing community

Sociocracy in nonprofits (presentation)

Sociocracy in nonprofits (presentation)

How fast do you want to go?

How fast do you want to go?

Sociocracy and Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (Kate Whittle, Marcelino Sepulveda)

Sociocracy and Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (Kate Whittle, Marcelino Sepulveda)

National, regional and local chapters – expanding sociocracy

National, regional and local chapters – expanding sociocracy

Self-organization – A leap into the unknown

Clarity and empowerment: What is a domain?

Clarity and empowerment: What is a domain?

Sociocracy meets Listening At Scale

Sociocracy meets Listening At Scale

Reiterating Sociocratic Models for Culturally-Competent Inclusion, Accessibility, Accountability, and Transparency (Sophie Xu)

Reiterating Sociocratic Models for Culturally-Competent Inclusion, Accessibility, Accountability, and Transparency (Sophie Xu)

The use of sociocracy in Unicorn Grocery

The use of sociocracy in Unicorn Grocery

Conflict as a tension to steer by

Conflict as a tension to steer by

Using Sociocracy to Create & Direct Economic Resources at the Community Level (Linda Black)

Using Sociocracy to Create & Direct Economic Resources at the Community Level (Linda Black)

Practicing co-regulation during Meetings

Practicing co-regulation during Meetings

Representation of those most impacted by decisions: Tools for when impact exceeds circle roles (Deborah Chang, Sofie Malm, Hanna Fischer)

Representation of those most impacted by decisions: Tools for when impact exceeds circle roles (Deborah Chang, Sofie Malm, Hanna Fischer)

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Power

Power

Let's take care of the power, that we can take care of ourselves Part II of the series "Hints Towards a Liberation Sociocracy". Read part I here.   "No one liberates anyone, nor does anyone liberate himself alone. People liberate themselves in communion." - Paulo...

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Lessons Learned on Conflict in a Sociocratic School

Lessons Learned on Conflict in a Sociocratic School

Conflict is hard, can lead to rifts in relationships, and also make an organization crash and burn. It can be all too easy to push disagreements under the rug, ignore intense feelings in order to keep going with running the business and accomplishing the goals of an organization.

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5 Strategies for Combining Equity with Sociocracy

5 Strategies for Combining Equity with Sociocracy

The key promise of sociocracy is that all voices matter. In reality our current sociocracy practices are not enough to overcome the way society systemically oppresses the voices of people from poor, non-white, transgender, disabled, et cetera, backgrounds. In this article I define equity, make an argument for why combining equity and sociocracy is so powerful, and share five strategies for embedding equity into sociocratic governance.

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Comparing Robert’s Rules and Sociocracy: How Consent Decision-Making Solves Some Problems From Parliamentary Procedure

Comparing Robert’s Rules and Sociocracy: How Consent Decision-Making Solves Some Problems From Parliamentary Procedure

The word democracy comes from the Greek “demos”, and is the shared rule of the people. The original meaning of democracy is a very large umbrella, of which majority rules is only one subset. Sociocracy, on the other hand, derives from “socios,” and means “the rule of the associates.” Sociocracy is one form of democracy as it could be, based on consent.

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Self-Organization – a leap into the unknown

Self-Organization – a leap into the unknown

There are organizations, and in them people, who will never see the value in involving employees in shared governance. There are those who, although they feel the growing discomfort of working ‘in the old way’, remain full of fears and doubts about the incomprehensible concept of self-organization.

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Sociocracy in nonprofits (presentation)

Sociocracy in nonprofits (presentation)

Despite best intentions, many non-profits still copy the hierarchical structures of corporate businesses and replicate the power systems that are contributing to the societal issues we see. How could nonprofits benefit from self-organization and shared power?

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Otherness

Otherness

We Are the OtherPart I of the series "Hints Towards a Liberation Sociocracy".It was the word that came first...That which the first gods spoke,the oldest of them all,the ones who gave birth to the world...  Since time immemorial, people have sat around the fire...

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National, regional and local chapters – expanding sociocracy

National, regional and local chapters – expanding sociocracy

This article shows how sociocratic circle structures of small, nested, linked circles can connect while keeping each group and each meeting meaningful while making sure information and services can flow through the organization. In addition to standard sociocratic tools of linked circles, this article also makes use of two additional tools: the function of a help desk and the function of a community of practice.

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Self-organization – A leap into the unknown

Self-organization - a leap into the unknown ‘What?! Self-organization ?! What is self-organization? We have already practiced socialism in this country and it did not work for us. What are you proposing to us here? ‘ - such a comment was given to me by a colleague...

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Clarity and empowerment: What is a domain?

Clarity and empowerment: What is a domain?

Domains combine clarity with flexibility, small groups with big picture thinking and alignment, empowerment of groups and individuals with responsibility. It’s a design pattern that we can use indefinitely – with a place for everything and everything in its place. 

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