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Platform co-op governance: deep democracy on scale
An article about governance of (large) platform coops and the tweaks we'd have to make to use sociocracy successfully.
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Meeting clip: consent to agenda
Consenting to the agenda of a meeting before launching into the meeting
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Sociocracy – Top 10 Fast FAQ: John Schinnerer
An FAQ-style tour of ten top questions or issues that arise in learning and implementing sociocracy, collected & condensed from
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Self-determination – only with co-determination
(By Simona Zäh, Switzerland. Translated from German original) In my last blog entry, I pleaded for more self-determination in schools
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On rounds
Using rounds helps giving everyone a voice without losing track of time. This article is a celebration of rounds!
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Horseback riding association
A horseback riding association in Poland. 
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Pathfinder
A school in North Carolina (USA)
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Cartoon of listening in a group
Performance reviews
Performance reviews (or "Role Improvement") are a way to give feedback to one person or each other in a space
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Sociocracy in informal groups
How can one use sociocracy in informal, less structured groups?
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Rounds – different kinds
Different kinds of rounds.
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Middesex cohousing
A community in Massachusetts preparing to build
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Sociocratic tools
Incremental implementation often add depth to their sociocratic tools.
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Our systems are not working. Let’s try something new.
Very short video on how everything is a system - which gives us a chance to improve things by using
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What does S3 bring to Sociocracy? Bernhard Bockelbrinck
https://youtu.be/fPvlBW6lQc4Video can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: What does S3 bring to Sociocracy? Bernhard Bockelbrinck (https://youtu.be/fPvlBW6lQc4) This session is
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Treehouse cohousing
A cohousing community in Nova Scotia (in formation)
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Another School is Possible Association
A movement striving for a child­centered, play­focused, non­profit primary education.
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A theater company
A worker-owned theater company in New York state.
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Skills for a VUCA world
SoFA member Laureen Golden on skills that are needed in a VUCA world (VUCA: volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity).
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IT department at DTU in Denmark
The Technical University in Denmark has an IT department that is running sociocratically.
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Pop-up sociocracy
How can you use sociocracy for a small project? How can you use it for a group that is just
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Drawing of three thought bubbles
Strategies for integrating objections
What are the strategies to understand and integrate objections? Read about the options in this article - the more options
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GRL Permaculture Institute
GRLPI is dedicated to promoting permaculture professional education, practice, and mutual aid through the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois,
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Meeting clip: selection process
Example of a selection process
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Dreamocracy: Dragon Dreaming and Sociocracy – Tanya Stergiou
https://youtu.be/ZUxPCA1RiWUVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Dreamocracy: Dragon Dreaming and Sociocracy – Tanya Stergiou (https://youtu.be/ZUxPCA1RiWU) Presenter: Tanya Stergiou
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Team of harvesters on a farm (SoLaWi)
SoLaWi
Solawi Bodensee is a German association with around 90 members. Solawi is an acronym for “Solidarische Landwirtschaft” which is translated
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IT tools for sociocracy: maptio
An IT tool to display circles and roles for self-managed organizations.
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Sociocracy and Permaculture
A comparison of the concepts of permaculture with the concepts of sociocracy. Erin Young and John Schinnerer.
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How to design a new circle structure (for existing organizations)
This is a step-by-step guide to designing a circle structure for small and medium-sized self-governed organizations.
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Example meeting minutes
Sample meeting minutes of a meeting
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Selection process
Sociocratic selections (aka elections) are a great way to be intentional about who does what in your organization. Bonus: they
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Getting to consent
A presentation about what consent decision making is, how to get there and what to do if there is no
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Photo of group at work
Rocky Corner cohousing
Rocky Corner is a cohousing community being built in Bethany, Connecticut in the USA.
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LOS school
LOS is a sociocratic school located in the small village of Duerne in the south of the Netherlands.
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A full meeting clip!
An entire meeting including opening round, ADMIN, consent to agenda, several consent decisions, picture forming and picture forming, an election,
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Narara Ecovillage
Narara Ecovillage is a sustainable community based near Sydney, Australia which is managed by the Narara Ecovillage cooperative.
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Was ist Soziokratie?
Animiertes Video mit einem guten Überblick über die Soziokratie komplett auf Deutsch!
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Respect, cooperation, harmony, autonomy
On interpersonal feedback
No feedback, no improvement! Without hearing from others how they perceive what we do or say, we will never hear
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Dynamic Governance in intentional communities
Why use Dynamic Governance in intentional communities? First-hand reports about the advantages.
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Sociocracy. Governance as Equals
Ultrashort (50 seconds) overview of sociocracy and Sociocracy For All
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Sociocracy in communities
Governance in intentional communities (cohousing and ecovillages) - what do they struggle with? How can sociocracy (aka Dynamic Governance) be
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The Collaboration Superpowers – No One Is Ignored With Sociocracy
What's special about Jerry Koch-Gonzalez's meetings is that they are sociocratic. How often have you been part of a call
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What does self-governance have to do with class?
"When Dynamic Governance comes into an organization, it does bring some challenges to the existing power structure. Those who have
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The Ostrom principles and Sociocracy
Nobel prize winner Elinor Ostrom studied the successful governance of shared resources and found several principles that seem to make
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Why Sociocracy? Exploring a deeper vision together
Why Sociocracy? Exploring a deeper vision together
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Human emotions and their impact on decision-making Linda Cote & Rea Gill
https://youtu.be/xGmHrbFViV4Video can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Human emotions and their impact on decision-making – Linda Cote & Rea
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Nothing AG
We are a digital design company (for-profit) based in Switzerland. Our overall purpose is simple: we want to create products
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Sociocracy and Holacracy – a comparison. Christian Rüther
What are the main differences between sociocracy and Holacracy?
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Organizational chart - Nothing (zoomed in)
Peer-to-Peer Governance in a for-profit organization
Design company. The new processes were introduced gradually.
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Pulse
The Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE) is a community of faculty leaders in the life sciences from higher
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How to make a proposal in sociocracy
Picture forming and proposal shaping in an example
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Comical sign pointing in three directions that show the right way
The Holy Grail of Self-management
Still looking for the perfect governance system? Stop overthinking. Start doing. Improve from there.
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IT tools for sociocracy: weaver
Weaver is an IT tool that was designed for sociocratic organizations.
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Woodard Lane Cohousing
Woodard Lane CoHousing
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All process roles of a circle
All process roles of a circle.
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book cover — We The People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy
We the people. Consenting to a deeper democracy (not SoFA but great!)
A book by our colleagues John Buck and Sharon Villines
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Drawing — building blocks for generating policy
Participatory proposal writing
Picture forming, proposal shaping and synthesis - a 3-step process to turn everyone's ideas into a good proposal!
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Imago relationships
Imago Relationships Worldwide is a network of Imago Relationships professionals and supporters in 17 countries, with the founders and majority
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Eden cohousing
A Christian cohousing community in Texas.
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You only need _________ to fix how organizations are run
What do new organizations need? Better structure, better mindset, better communication?
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Mindfulness and Sociocracy – Stephanie Luz Cordel
Sociocracy supports collaborative management in the nonprofit sector and is in line with many mindfulness values.
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Could sociocracy be used to a self-govern a country?
Sociocracy is a way to govern organizations in a way so everyone’s voices are valued and heard, while still moving
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Consent decision-making in a family meeting
Family meetings are a wonderful and easy way of giving (your) children a voice. In family meetings (just like any other time
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Performance reviews: step by step
A schematic few of performance reviews
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Cohousing: Pioneer Valley Coho
A sociocratic community in Massachusetts that switched over after almost 20 years of consensus.
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3 tools from sociocracy to use right away, plus magic phrases
Many organizations are intrigued by the idea of self-governance using circle-based frameworks. However, it can be intimidating to implement those
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The perfect complimentary edge (sociocracy and permaculture)
An interview with Rakesh on how sociocracy and permaculture and complement each other.
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Denmark Technical University DTU
IT department of 45 people, embedded in a typical hierarchical IT organization of 190 employees, delivering IT-services and software development
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For Profit: KittenTech
This case study features a proposal for a for-profit in the UK.
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Jefferson House
Jefferson house in Charlottesville, Virginia, it is a small boutique facility built around an historic home with a warm, family
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Enkindle Village School
We are a new democratic school opened in Townsville in 2019. We use a sociocratic school circle model from the
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Codento
Codento is a change agent's right hand helping with software development, IT Architectures and Agile Methodologies. 
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Keeping meetings short
Long meetings are a pain. Let’s make them shorter. Here are the tools that sociocracy has to offer.
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Case study of Treehouse Ecohousing
Treehouse Village Ecohousing is a project to build a cohousing community, the first in Atlantic Canada. It officially launched on
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A Time bank in Massachusetts
Valley Time Trade is a volunteer organization that tracks hours of service offered by members to other members, referred to
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Heaven on Earth
An interview with the founder of the Children's and Neighborhood parliaments in India.
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Drawing of progression of individual to group to circle
Sociocracy Starter kit
You want to implement sociocracy but you don't know how to go about it? This article walks you through the
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Blue Scorcher Bakery
We seek out small producers and bring you their heirloom varieties of everything from apples to beans to tomatoes. Being
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Mindfulness first: a sense of calm for communities and classrooms
Mindfulness first
Mindfulness first is a nonprofit that promotes mindfulness in schools and beyond.
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Dragon Dreaming (Session 1 & 2)
We need boldness and creativity to implement self-management models that create a regenerative culture with distributed power. Dragon Dreaming and
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ArboLife
Arbolife was founded by Morli and Marc Mathys because they wanted to take a road to better care about themselves
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Graphic — functional roles
Process Roles
Leader, delegate, secretary and facilitators have roles that help the circle function.
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Sociocracy: The Worker Co-op Operating System
Sociocracy: The Worker Co-op Operating System (By John McNamara. Originally posted on workersparadise.) Over the last couple of years, I
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Permatopia
A community in Denmark
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logo of Agile Coaching Network
Agile Coaching Network. Building an octopus organization and supporting sustainability
https://www.buzzsprout.com/657931/2305352-building-an-octopus-organization-and-supporting-sustainability
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Sociocracy tools and principles and natural systems
Tools from sociocracy, principles in sociocracy, human needs/values and characteristics of living systems
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Children's Parliaments
Children’s parliaments
Presenter: Gnanasekar Dhanapal https://youtu.be/hxTUX3W7pEYVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: The Children’s Parliaments in India (Gnanasekar Dhanapal) (https://youtu.be/hxTUX3W7pEY)
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Circle structure of Pioneer Valley cohousing
The circle structure of Pioneer Valley cohousing
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The 3 most typical struggles in sociocratic organizations
What makes sociocracy hard to do - and what to do about it.
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Mediagenix
MEDIAGENIX has chosen to implement their version of sociocracy (more precise S3) based principles and patterns.
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Policy vs. operations
Understanding the difference between operations and policy is key to making fast and good decisions. The idea in sociocracy is
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Unicorn Grocery coop
Unicorn is a successful worker co-op grocery in Manchester, England. Established in 1996 by a small group of people committed
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Residential Care Facility
This case study features a residential care facility in Vermont that has been using sociocracy for many years in combination
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Is inclusive & saves times
A Venn diagram showing the balance of inclusivity and efficiency/effectiveness of sociocracy.
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s3canvas.sociocracy30.org/ – Bernhard Bockelbrinck
The S3 delegation canvas is a simple format for understanding and defining domains, e.g. roles, positions, circles or teams. It
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Blue Scorcher worker-owned bakery
A worker-coop bakery in Oregon.
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