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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. Alexander Davidson Carroll

Small Steps — Introducing Sociocracy in an Established Food Co op. 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

Mehr als Wohnen — housing coop – Andreas Geiger

Mehr als Wohnen — housing coop – Andreas Geiger

Sociocracy with Children and Other People

Sociocracy with Children and Other People

Sociocracy’s Magic Number 3

Sociocracy’s Magic Number 3

Better time management in meetings – with sociocracy

Better time management in meetings – with sociocracy

La Croisée des Chemins: A school using sociocracy

La Croisée des Chemins: A school using sociocracy

Sociocracy and Anarchism: Neither Gods nor Masters, but Systems and Structures

Sociocracy and Anarchism: Neither Gods nor Masters, but Systems and Structures

Bringing wisdom into today’s governance models

Bringing wisdom into today’s governance models

The first certified sociocracy trainer in Poland!

The first certified sociocracy trainer in Poland!

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

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

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Cooperative: Blue Scorcher

Cooperative: Blue Scorcher

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...

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For Profit: Europace

For Profit: Europace

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,...

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IT Business

IT Business

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...

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Ecovillage: Hart’s Mill

Ecovillage: Hart’s Mill

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...

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Family Heart Camp

Family Heart Camp

This case study features set of family (summer) camps in the US that run sociocratically and live according to NVC principles. This case study is helpful if you have NVC is important to you if you’re a dispersed volunteer team The founders of the Family Heart...

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Homeschool cooperative

Homeschool cooperative

This case study features a homeschooling cooperative in Massachusetts (USA), after just having started out using sociocracy This case study is helpful if you are a volunteer organization with very flat hierarchy at the risk of burn out would like to get an...

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The Ostrom principles and Sociocracy

The Ostrom principles and Sociocracy

Nobel prize winner Elinor Ostrom studied the successful governance of shared resources and found several principles that seem to make it work. This article compares those principles with practice from sociocracy.

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Selection process

Selection process

Sociocratic selections (aka elections) are a great way to be intentional about who does what in your organization. Bonus: they are fun!

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