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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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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
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.
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 features a worker-owned software company Outlandish (in UK) has some very helpful insights from implementing sociocracy two times. They are now a successul sociocracy. You can also read this blog post about sociocracy that our Harry from Outlandish...
Hart’s Mill Ecovillage and Farm is becoming reality, and the group is operating on sociocracy already. This case study is helpful if you are part of a group that is just starting out are interested in intentional communities (ecovillage, cohousing, or cooperative...
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...
This case study features a residential care facility in Vermont that has been using sociocracy for many years in combination with a holistic care approach.
This case study features a large permaculture school in Sweden.