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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)

The promise and the challenge: how does sociocracy contribute to diversity and inclusion? (Sheella Mierson and Ocie Irons)

The promise and the challenge: how does sociocracy contribute to diversity and inclusion? (Sheella Mierson and Ocie Irons)

So, you want to practice sociocracy with children? (Hope Wilder)

So, you want to practice sociocracy with children? (Hope Wilder)

Sociocracy in Big Data: A case study with Hertzler Systems

Sociocracy in Big Data: A case study with Hertzler Systems

5 Ways you’re already using restorative practices

5 Ways you’re already using restorative practices

Lazy Consent: Care and Power

Lazy Consent: Care and Power

Leadership without hierarchy – how to be a good leader

Leadership without hierarchy – how to be a good leader

Small Steps — Introducing Sociocracy in an Established Food Co-op by Andy Grant and Alexander Davidson Carroll

Small Steps — Introducing Sociocracy in an Established Food Co-op by Andy Grant and Alexander Davidson Carroll

The problem of numbers: How does sociocracy work for large cooperatives? Ted Rau

The problem of numbers: How does sociocracy work for large cooperatives? Ted Rau

Beyond Fair Shares: A Sociocratic UK Cooperative Society – Nathaniel Whitestone

Beyond Fair Shares: A Sociocratic UK Cooperative Society – Nathaniel Whitestone

Analyzing the power (harmful and/or generative) dynamics in your team – Rebecca Fisher-McGinty

Analyzing the power (harmful and/or generative) dynamics in your team – Rebecca Fisher-McGinty

Introducing en route sociocratic elements to a radical worker cooperative – Orestis Varkarolis

Introducing en route sociocratic elements to a radical worker cooperative – Orestis Varkarolis

Designing sociocratic co-op structures in the UK – Mark Simmonds

Designing sociocratic co-op structures in the UK – Mark Simmonds

Creating the climate where Sociocratic principles can thrive. 6 months in the life of “Building OUT” – Abi Handley

Creating the climate where Sociocratic principles can thrive. 6 months in the life of “Building OUT” – Abi Handley

Co-operative Sociocracy — making it work for your co-op – Abbie Kempson & Kate Whittle

Co-operative Sociocracy — making it work for your co-op – Abbie Kempson & Kate Whittle

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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. Self-organization is a set of meta-processes: how to decide together, how to divide the areas of responsibility and decision-making, how to jointly create and develop ourselves and the organization thanks to ubiquitous feedback. With preparation and the right skills, techniques, and tools, transitioning to self-organization can be an empowering experience.

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Hager Homestead Case Study

Hager Homestead Case Study

Hager Homestead is a community in Littleton, Massachusetts (United States) working to form the first 55+ cohousing community in New England. They anticipate construction to begin in 2021, with move-in planned for 2022. Their Vision and Values statement says,“We are a community of active older adults committed to living sustainably on the earth, creating a beautiful place to live, and nourishing the body and soul. We embrace diversity as vital to a flourishing community. We value lifelong learning and personal growth. We care about and support one another, balancing independence and mutual concern. We strive to be compassionate and respectful in our relationships. We look for opportunities to celebrate, engage with the world, and have fun!”

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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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The use of sociocracy in Unicorn Grocery

The use of sociocracy in Unicorn Grocery

Unicorn Grocery, a sociocratic study case What is Unicorn Grocery?  Unicorn Grocery is a thriving worker-owned, values-driven grocery co-op in Chorlton, Manchester, UK. They consist of 71 members who all work within the cooperative and are also the directors of the...

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Conflict as a tension to steer by

Conflict as a tension to steer by

Conflict as a tension to steer by The unwritten rules in many groups are clear: Be nice, avoid conflict at all costs and, if a conflict arises, see it as a “personal problem” of one perhaps problematic individual. In sociocracy, we have the opportunity to see things...

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Practicing co-regulation during Meetings

Practicing co-regulation during Meetings

Our reaction to what life brings before us cannot always be predicted but a dose of self-knowledge can help. In this article, I will go through aspects of the nervous system, and how we can support each other in creating safer environments in our groups for practicing...

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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)

Are we making decisions that are affecting more people than are in the room? How can we be more careful about representation? In this session, we will give examples of situations where decisions are affecting a broader group of people. We will offer tools to support us being more inclusive in the decision-making process.

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