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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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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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