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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
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?