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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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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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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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