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Mehr als Wohnen — housing coop – Andreas Geiger
Sociocracy with Children and Other People
Sociocracy’s Magic Number 3
Better time management in meetings – with sociocracy
La Croisée des Chemins: A school using sociocracy
Sociocracy and Anarchism: Neither Gods nor Masters, but Systems and Structures
Bringing wisdom into today’s governance models
The first certified sociocracy trainer in Poland!
Sociocracy or Holacracy?
How (not) to side-track a meeting
Magic is where people get together!
The language of collaboration
Co-op principles align with Sociocracy
Why self-governance? Why self-empathy? And why now?
What matters more, product or process?
Case study: Asheville Movement Collective
R:ekobyn i Röstånga – a forming community
Bridport Cohousing and Sociocracy
Allen Vernier: Experimenting with sociocracy in a top-down-context
Institutional support for conflict resolution
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: Henny Freitas & Rakesh Rootsman Rak
Sociocracy & Permaculture: Grow Engagement with Systems Design: Andreas Jonsson
Sociocracy & Permaculture: Grow Engagement with Systems Design: Welcome!
Roles, jobs and salaries in sociocracy
Communities: going from consensus to sociocracy
Sociocracy in forming communities
“What if people don’t cooperate?” A systemic view of meetings
Aligned and alive. Strategy in decentralized organizations
5 Ways you’re already using restorative practices and how to become even more restorative when using sociocracy “Don’t tell anyone else we’ve trained, but this is by far the most restorative school I’ve ever seen.” I was shocked to hear that from the...
Consent and Lazy Consent In sociocracy, the default decision-making method is consent. Consent is clearly defined as “no objections”, and objections are defined as “a measurable concern that carrying out the proposal at hand will have a negative impact on our group’s...
Leadership without hierarchy, is that possible? How can leaders empower others and move everyone towards the vision? This article describes healthy leadership in a consent-based system like sociocracy.
Small Steps — Introducing Sociocracy in an Established Food Co-op by Andy Grant and Alexander Davidson Carroll
A report on bringing sociocratic practice to one board committee in a 40-year-old consumer-owned food co-op where, according to the bylaws, decisions are made by majority vote and, for operational oversight, the co-op uses policy governance (Carver method)
One of the values of cooperatives is to have democratic processes involving all members. The value of sociocracy is to have all workers be decision-makers. How does this match in large coops, like platform coops?
Learn about a society model that brings together the Sociocratic Neighbourhood Circle (aka Neighbourhood Parliament), cohousing development, and local multistakeholder coop.
Often, our cooperatives are formed as a response or alternative to the destructive power dynamics in the mainstream hyper-capitalist and oppressive systems. However, it often takes some unlearning and new structures to help us create the workspaces that we dream of.
Disorganization and overwhelmed general assemblies have long been documented to be the reality of radical worker cooperatives. Does sociocracy offer a way out that fits the vision of radical co-operators? In this presentation, we reflect upon a case study on an attempt to introduce bits of sociocratic governance into a radical cooperative in Greece.
An exploration of the constraints that UK legal structures impose on the implementation of sociocratic governance in co-operatives and how we might create governing documents that work within these constraints.
Creating the climate where Sociocratic principles can thrive. 6 months in the life of “Building OUT” – Abi Handley
Building OUT is Outlandish’s programme of services and workshops that can build any team’s Openness, Understanding & Trust (see what we did there?). It’s delivered by practitioners from co-operatives that really use the tools we share in their everyday work.
Drawing on the past two to three years of implementation at Unicorn Grocery and Kate’s many years of experience supporting co-ops in communication and decision making, Abbie and Kate show how to implement sociocracy in a way that works for your co-op.
About a “satellite apartment” with 10 other adults at the ambitious mehralswohnen.ch housing coop in Zurich, Switzerland. Since 2017 we have been practicing sociocracy for our monthly circle meetings (to discuss issues, make decisions, manage our money) and open votes to select new flatmates.
Sociocracy with Children and Other People Lessons Learned about Effective Meetings and Community Building I deeply believe that children deserve the same respect as adults, and to that end, I started a learning community where every member has a voice, and we aim to...
Sociocracy’s Magic Number 3: A Tripartite Triad Tradition Introduction It has been stated time and again that every good story has a beginning, a middle and an end. I don’t know why that is, but it seems like we find some unspoken comfort in the 3-act narrative arch....
Longing for better time management in meetings? Curious what sociocracy has to offer? Learn how to keep meetings short and productive.