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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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Case study of sociocracy in SCCAN. Its mission is “To inspire and promote, connect and support community-led action in Scotland to address the Climate Emergency.”
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-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?
3 decisions every young organization will make. They will happen either way, either consciously with a good and inclusive system, or unconsciously with old biases kicking in. Which would you rather do?
Can one just pick and choose from sociocracy and build your own governance system? Or is it a package deal and one has to use ALL the tools?
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 and gives you a roadmap for implementation.
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
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.
This case study is helpful if you: are part of a worker coop in any sector or would like to see a tried and tested, established implementation of sociocracy. The Blue Scorcher bakery in Oregon (US) has been running on sociocracy since 2012. Make sure to check out the...
A social enterprise giving people more opportunity.
This case study features a for-profit in Germany This case-study is helpful if you are a for-profit Europace Inc. is a subsidiary company of Hypoport Inc. and has around 140 employees. Europace is Germany’s largest financial market place for real estate financing,...
This case study is helpful if you are part of a worker coop, and would like to get a feel for what it is like to implement sociocracy. This study features the digital/tech worker co-op Outlandish in the UK and its adoption of Sociocracy to help spread responsibility...
Hart’s Mill Ecovillage and Farm is becoming a reality, and the group is operating on sociocracy already. "It is the most intelligent structure on every level!" This case study is helpful if you: are part of a group that is just starting out or are interested in...
This case study features set of family (summer) camps in the US that run sociocratically and live according to NVC principles. This case study is helpful if you have NVC is important to you if you’re a dispersed volunteer team The founders of the Family Heart...
This case study features a homeschooling cooperative in Massachusetts (USA), after just having started out using sociocracy This case study is helpful if you are a volunteer organization with very flat hierarchy at the risk of burn out would like to get an...