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Self-determination – only with co-determination
Making of the agenda: past, present and future of the circle
Diagram: Understand – explore – decide
Sociocracy tools and principles and natural systems
Performance reviews: step by step
Preference, range of tolerance and objection
A complete and generic circle structure
Hub: a single-linked connection of organizations
Difference between mission circle and general circle
All process roles of a circle
Delegates to the General Circle
Organizations as sub-circles
Diagram: different kinds of rounds
Selection process diagram
List of feelings and needs
Meeting sheet from Many Voices One Song
Decision making sheet
Basic circle structure
Range of tolerance overlap
Range of tolerance
Is inclusive & saves times
An IT tool to display circles and roles for self-managed organizations.
An IT tool to display roles and circles with their holders and attached descriptions.
Solawi Bodensee is a German association with around 90 members. Solawi is an acronym for “Solidarische Landwirtschaft” which is translated as “solidary agriculture” and meaning “sharing the harvest”. It is similar to the US-concept of CSA, Community Supported Agriculture.
Pittsfield Listens Pittsfield Listens is an organization in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, that works to build community, inform on civic issues, solve problems through community conversations, and to award individuals, groups and...
How one can use sharepoint for sociocratic organizations
Recorded in March 2019 at Co-operatives UK, Abbie Kempson (Unicorn Grocery, Manchester) leads the introduction to sociocracy and is joined by Pete Burden (SeeStep, East Sussex) and Kirsty Warren (Greencity Wholefoods, Glasgow). All provide their practical views using the techniques in their organisations and how it supports governance systems. From https://www.uk.coop/resources/webinar-talkan-introduction-sociocracy
SoFA colleague Chen explaining not only feelings, needs and strategies but also the harder part – overcoming the adversarial story and expanding willingness
What do Sociocracy and Montessori have in common?
Stop overthinking. Start doing. Improve from there.
Still looking for the perfect governance system? Stop overthinking. Start doing. Improve from there.
The way we come to a decision has a lot of influence on how people behave, how many voices can be heard, how they feel about the group they are a part of and what quality decision is going to be made. The pros and cons of autocratic decision-making, voting, consensus and consent.
The sociocratic meeting format
Why we can’t pretend “just talking” will not be oppressive. Let’s talk about structures that truly liberate us.
There are two kinds of people I interact with: those who are convinced that better organizations make better people. And those who are convinced that better people make better organizations. The answer is probably — as usual — somewhere in the realm of both-and.
Many organizations are intrigued by the idea of self-management using circle-based frameworks. However, it can be intimidating to implement those methods. What’s an easy thing to start with that will show immediate results?