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“My interest in this work comes from my interest in equality.
Sociocratic organizations are one of the few places in our society where we can live equality in practice.
And when everyone is equal and there is a structure that supports that, we can build organizations that show that an alternative and more just world is possible.
Sociocracy Starter Kit – Article
- Understand sociocracy — connecting and educating
- Explore sociocracy — building a home base and experimenting
- Making a decision and putting it in place
“We assume you’re part of an organization — your own business, your workplace, your community, your association. You have some basic knowledge in sociocracy.
Let’s say you know that you are dreaming of turning your organization into a self-managed organization, using sociocracy (or any related framework). Now what?
First of all, let me say that I don’t believe in a cookie-cutter method. Every organization is a little different. And every organization has its unique advantages and potential challenges. Interestingly, every organization has to shift in some way. […]” Read article
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Understanding the difference between operations and policy is key to making fast and good decisions. The idea in sociocracy is to empower operational decisions (so they can be made by anyone who is authorized) and to make policy decisions to guide and improve those operational decisions.
In this webinar, Jerry Koch-Gonzalez is walking the audience through a sample governance agreement (aka “constitution”) that is needed to safely implement sociocracy in an organization.
How can you use sociocracy for a small project? How can you use it for a group that is just starting out and not ready to adopt a whole system?
Still looking for the perfect governance system? Stop overthinking. Start doing. Improve from there.
Why we can’t pretend “just talking” will not be oppressive. Let’s talk about structures that truly liberate us.
Many organizations are intrigued by the idea of self-governance using circle-based frameworks. However, it can be intimidating to implement those methods. Is there an easier way?
3 decisions every young organization will make — with intention or without
Can one just pick and choose from sociocracy, or is it a package deal?
This is a step-by-step guide to designing a circle structure for small and medium-sized self-governed organizations.
The practical sociocracy handbook written by the co-founders of Sociocracy For All. 300 pages full of real-life support!
A change in governance or an organization can be compared to open-heart surgery. Just like heart surgery is invasive for a human organism, so is a change in governance. Recognizing that is key to understanding pitfalls in implementing sociocracy.
You want to implement sociocracy but you don’t know how to go about it? This article walks you through the different phases – plus resources you can use in each stage.
If you are a social enterpreneur, integrity in your decision-making will be important to you, and you’re not willing to compromise just because you’re just starting out. What do you need to know about decision making?
Case Studies – stories from the field
Treehouse Village Ecohousing is a project to build a cohousing community, the first in Atlantic Canada. It officially launched on Sept 29, 2018 with a first public meeting.
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 organizations who make positive impacts...
Arbolife was founded by Morli and Marc Mathys because they wanted to take a road to better care about themselves and the planet.
Design company. The new processes were introduced gradually.
Rocky Corner is a cohousing community being built in Bethany, Connecticut in the USA.
A movement striving for a childcentered, playfocused, nonprofit primary education.
Case study: Learn to change is a Non Governmental Organization that brings together a community of teachers and educators working to support educational transformation for the benefit of building sustainable democratic societies.
Valley Time Trade is a volunteer organization that tracks hours of service offered by members to other members, referred to as a time bank. It is located in the north-central part of the Pioneer Valley, a western region in the state of Massachusetts.
Mindfulness first is a nonprofit that promotes mindfulness in schools and beyond.
A worker-owned theater company in New York state.
Casa Latina is the Latin American part of the Global Ecovillage Network, an association of ecovillages
LOS is a sociocratic school located in the small village of Duerne in the south of the Netherlands.
Eden Community is a Christian cohousing community.
This case study features a proposal for a for-profit in the UK.
IBC’s purpose is to raise awareness and increase sustainability in bioregional communities.
A sociocratic community in Massachusetts that switched over after almost 20 years of consensus.
An urban sociocratic cohousing community in Quebec, Canada, that values non-violent communication.
A worker-owned cooperative bakery: Blue Scorcher Bakery Scorcher bakery in Oregon (US) has been running on sociocracy since 2012. Make sure to check out the section on governance on their beautiful website! This case study is helpful if you are part of a worker coop...
A social enterprise giving people more opportunity.