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Sociocracy or Holacracy?

Sociocracy or Holacracy?

How (not) to side-track a meeting

How (not) to side-track a meeting

Magic is where people get together!

Magic is where people get together!

The language of collaboration

The language of collaboration

Co-op principles align with Sociocracy

Co-op principles align with Sociocracy

Why self-governance? Why self-empathy? And why now?

Why self-governance? Why self-empathy? And why now?

What matters more, product or process? 

What matters more, product or process? 

Case study: Asheville Movement Collective

Case study: Asheville Movement Collective

R:ekobyn i Röstånga – a forming community

R:ekobyn i Röstånga – a forming community

Biblioterre – an intentional community

Biblioterre – an intentional community

Bridport Cohousing and Sociocracy

Bridport Cohousing and Sociocracy

Allen Vernier: Experimenting with sociocracy in a top-down-context

Allen Vernier: Experimenting with sociocracy in a top-down-context

Institutional support for conflict resolution

Institutional support for conflict resolution

Sociocracy & Permaculture: Grow Engagement with Systems Design: John Buck

Sociocracy & Permaculture: Grow Engagement with Systems Design: John Buck

Sociocracy & Permaculture: Grow Engagement with Systems Design: John Schinnerer

Sociocracy & Permaculture: Grow Engagement with Systems Design: John Schinnerer

Sociocracy & Permaculture: Grow Engagement with Systems Design: Henny Freitas & Rakesh Rootsman Rak

Sociocracy & Permaculture: Grow Engagement with Systems Design: Henny Freitas & Rakesh Rootsman Rak

Sociocracy & Permaculture: Grow Engagement with Systems Design: Andreas Jonsson

Sociocracy & Permaculture: Grow Engagement with Systems Design: Andreas Jonsson

Sociocracy & Permaculture: Grow Engagement with Systems Design: Welcome!

Sociocracy & Permaculture: Grow Engagement with Systems Design: Welcome!

Roles, jobs and salaries in sociocracy

Roles, jobs and salaries in sociocracy

Communities: going from consensus to sociocracy

Communities: going from consensus to sociocracy

Sociocracy in forming communities

Sociocracy in forming communities

“What if people don’t cooperate?” A systemic view of meetings

“What if people don’t cooperate?” A systemic view of meetings

Aligned and alive. Strategy in decentralized organizations

Aligned and alive. Strategy in decentralized organizations

How to run an engaging board meeting

How to run an engaging board meeting

Anything that makes positive change in the world

Anything that makes positive change in the world

Sociocracy – basic concepts and principles

Sociocracy – basic concepts and principles

The tragedy of the meeting: Meeting time as an example of a common pool resource

The tragedy of the meeting: Meeting time as an example of a common pool resource

Leadership in sociocracy

Leadership in sociocracy

The ABCDE of culture change

The ABCDE of culture change

How could Sociocracy help us reinvent our world in a context of complexity?

How could Sociocracy help us reinvent our world in a context of complexity?

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Sociocracy or Holacracy?

Sociocracy or Holacracy?

We are observers and participants of a paradigm shift in management. More and more attention is focused on dynamic governance, which slowly, but inevitably replaces the so-called traditional management, hierarchical in the power-over meaning of the word. Different names are being used to describe organizations operating under the new model.

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How (not) to side-track a meeting

How (not) to side-track a meeting

It’s easy to get lost or side-tracked in a meeting! Here’s How (not) to side-track a meeting … or at least how to find your way back pretty fast! Below is a list of typical behaviors that slow down meetings. They are common. They are wide-spread and omnipresent. Learn...

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Co-op principles align with Sociocracy

Co-op principles align with Sociocracy

Sociocracy and cooperatives both share values – from the self-help and self-responsibility of organising collectively to solve problems and improve our lives, prioritising a form of deeply democratic participative governance, and supporting equality, equity and solidarity. 

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Why self-governance? Why self-empathy? And why now?

Why self-governance? Why self-empathy? And why now?

(written Aug 12 2020) 2020 - quite a year! As a parent, one of the most heartbreaking moments for me in these last months has been to see my kids trying to wrap their heads around the fact that grown-ups have no idea what’s going to happen. And I don’t mean 5 or 10...

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Case study: Asheville Movement Collective

Case study: Asheville Movement Collective

AMC is a dynamic dance community focus in Asheville. It has achieved remarkable success, acknowledged as largely due to the adoption of Sociocracy in 2009. The resulting growth in membership was well-managed; the organization was growing in responsiveness to the many pressures of the various dance communities it attracted into its membership, and it recognizes the value of encouraging diversity and building pathways to do so. 

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R:ekobyn i Röstånga – a forming community

R:ekobyn i Röstånga – a forming community

R:ekobyn is a forming ecovillage in rural Sweden. R:ekobyn encourages local businesses and plans to lease part of the land to new businesses to bring back daily social life to the village, reduce the need to commute.

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Biblioterre – an intentional community

Biblioterre – an intentional community

Biblioterre is an intentional community that aims to offer affordable and low-impact housing, grow healthy food, create permaculture gardens, offer workshops & classes, and support initiatives that bring ecological and social benefits to the greater community. Inspired by the concept of a “land library.”, they intend to share the Land and resources with each other, nature, Indigenous communities, and the wider community.

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Bridport Cohousing and Sociocracy

Bridport Cohousing and Sociocracy

“What is in store for Bridport Cohousing and Sociocracy? ‘We’ll just get better at it!’ laughs Judith. ’Nobody has suggested dropping it. The opposite in fact – using Sociocracy has helped us attract new members.’”

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