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Sociocracy and Prosocial
Case study: 10pines
Case study: Our Journey Investigating Scalability in For-Profit Organisations
Sociocracy enhancing psychological safety on a team
Non-Profit Law and Sociocratic Governance
Adaptive Organisations: How to turn the two fragilities of sociocracy and Holacracy into antifragilities
Relational Mode: Creating Space for People in Self-Management
What to do when emotions get high
How sociocratic organizations respond and adapt to crises
Working with Flow: Sociocracy in the Funeral Industry
Applying sociocracy in my small business
Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN)
Enkindle Village School
Holacracy and sociocracy
Sociocracy in large groups?
Sociocracy and Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
What I learned about sociocracy in crisis mode
Sociocracy Introduction (presentation and Q&A)
The day I consented to a proposal I hated
Sociocracy and virtual meetings – engaging, clear and fair
Could sociocracy be used to self-govern a country?
Comparison of decision-making methods
Getting to consent
Policy vs. operations
Many Voices Sing One Song
What needs to go into a governance agreement? (workshop recording)
Org structure of the Greek sociocratic center
Agile Coaching Network. Building an octopus organization and supporting sustainability
Andreas Jonsson presents how permaculture and sociocracy interlink and how the Folkhighschool in Holma blends both.
On what basis do we decide salaries in sociocracy? Is it based on the sum of all roles? But how does that work? Or are there traditional “positions” in sociocracy too?
We understand difficult situations in meetings better if we take a systemic view of organizations and see incidents as indicators for the whole culture. Find a list of what’s underneath the moment you see.
How does strategy work in sociocracy? How does strategy work in a horizontal or decentralized organization? Read about a combination of bottom-up and top-down approaches that make a strategy aligned and alive.
Want a board meeting that is clear and engaging? This article offers a template that helps you prepare and run a refreshing and productive board meeting!
Groups often struggle with basic questions: Who decides? How do we decide? Was did we decide? Was everyone heard? What it someone disagrees? Sociocracy helps.
Brief overview of sociocracy: basic concepts and principles, history, its use in organizations, its limits and differences to voting, consensus and hierarchical forms of organizing.
Meeting time is lifetime shared with others. How do we share this resources well? This article highlights Prosocial’s Core Design Principles with the example of meeting time as a common pool resource and shows how sociocratic tools help share time in a collaborative way.
What is leadership when it’s not command-and-control? Why are there leaders in sociocratic circles, and what do they do? How can I be a good sociocratic leader? A presentation by Ted Rau.
“I remember the first time I noticed meetings there were different. It was one of those moments when you say something and then notice it is true when I heard myself say: “I am leaving the meeting more refreshed than I came, more inspired and feeling more connected to everyone in this group.” That was the moment I realized this is much bigger than just a way to make decisions. Feeling more connected and getting things done, that was new to me.”
Never had there been so much complexity in our world, even before Corona. Running organisations was proving increasingly difficult due to the complexity they were operating under. Partly this was because the methods we were using were never designed to run organisations in complexity. Leadership in complexity requires a completely different set of tools from conventional leadership. VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) also demands a completely different mindset.
Prairie Hill is a cohousing community on an 8-acre site in Iowa City, Iowa. It got its start in 2009, and they started construction in 2017. At this time (spring, 2020) they have built their common house and about 30 of their 36 units.
Three years ago, in a Town named Ebeltoft people started to gather, they began having conversations within the Community, they started organising themselves and gradually formed an organisation of around 30 people.
Børns Vilkår: based in Copenhagen, Børns Vilkår is dedicated to stopping child neglect in all its forms. They were born with this purpose in 1971 and have continued to grow and expand the way in which they support children. Currently, they run a number of services including phone line and online support, as well as working with schools and government to address the root issues.
10Pines is a 10-year-old software development company headquartered in Argentina with agile manifesto values and a peculiar way of working at its roots. With 85 employees, 10pines has more than $3M in sales and it serves both startups and large clients such as Starbucks, Burger King, Turner, Claro, Teespring in North and South America. Due to its culture and rituals, employees at 10pines are happy and turnover is less than 5%, compared to a 25-30% average value in the industry.