El Roser

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Organization: school co-op
Size: 75 members

We are a hybrid cooperative (composed of working members and consumer members).  We started working with sociocracy from the very beginning of the foundation of the cooperative. We all came from an assembly environment and moved gradually to sociocracy, as we became aware of the benefits of some of its principles (elections, decisions by consent). With an almost 3 years perspective we can state that the use of sociocracy (combined with facilitation) has contributed to a more efficient structure in our daily activities.

Further SoFA Reading

The ABCDE of culture change

The ABCDE of culture change

“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.”

How could Sociocracy help us reinvent our world in a context of complexity?

How could Sociocracy help us reinvent our world in a context of complexity?

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.