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Self-Organization – a leap into the unknown
Hager Homestead Case Study
Educating the Village – embedding sociocracy in a cohousing community
Sociocracy in nonprofits (presentation)
How fast do you want to go?
Sociocracy and Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (Kate Whittle, Marcelino Sepulveda)
National, regional and local chapters – expanding sociocracy
Self-organization – A leap into the unknown
Clarity and empowerment: What is a domain?
Sociocracy meets Listening At Scale
Reiterating Sociocratic Models for Culturally-Competent Inclusion, Accessibility, Accountability, and Transparency (Sophie Xu)
The use of sociocracy in Unicorn Grocery
Conflict as a tension to steer by
Using Sociocracy to Create & Direct Economic Resources at the Community Level (Linda Black)
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)
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)
Sociocracy in Big Data: A case study with Hertzler Systems
5 Ways you’re already using restorative practices
Lazy Consent: Care and Power
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
The problem of numbers: How does sociocracy work for large cooperatives? Ted Rau
Beyond Fair Shares: A Sociocratic UK Cooperative Society – Nathaniel Whitestone
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
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
Co-operative Sociocracy — making it work for your co-op – Abbie Kempson & Kate Whittle
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.