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Sociocracy in informal groups
How can one use sociocracy in informal, less structured groups?
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Social Enterprise Start-ups – 5 reasons to implement sociocracy early
If you are a social enterpreneur, integrity in your decision-making will be important to you, and you're not willing to
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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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Cohabitat Quebec
Cohabitat Quebec (cohousing in Canada)
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Sociocratic tools
Incremental implementation often add depth to their sociocratic tools.
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Circle structure of Pioneer Valley cohousing
The circle structure of Pioneer Valley cohousing
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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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Mediagenix
MEDIAGENIX has chosen to implement their version of sociocracy (more precise S3) based principles and patterns.
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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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I want to do my work!
Saying yes! to working and no! to stumbling blocks
What's an objection, and what do we do with it? The good news is that objections are a good thing!
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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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Infographic — meeting format
The sociocratic meeting format
The sociocratic meeting format
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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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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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Albuqueque Cohousing
A forming community in New Mexico (USA). Note the outside consultants/stakeholders connection.
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Double linking
Double linking between two circles.
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Performance reviews: step by step
A schematic few of performance reviews
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Sociocracy and Holacracy – a comparison. Christian Rüther
What are the main differences between sociocracy and Holacracy?
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Overcoming hierarchy
Presentation and conversation with Gregg Kendrick, a consultant working with non-violent communication and sociocracy in workplaces.
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Meeting clip: ADMIN phase
A quick checklist to make sure the circle is ready to start a meeting
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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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Hartsmill Cohousing
A cohousing community in North Carolina
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Permatopia
A community in Denmark
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An introduction to sociocracy (Abbie Kempson)
Recorded in March 2019 at Co-operatives UK, Abbie Kempson (Unicorn Grocery, Manchester) leads the introduction to sociocracy and is joined
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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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What do we do with “disruptive” behavior in meetings?
Do we have to endure "disruptive" team members if we want to be inclusive? What crosses the line, and what
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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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Operational meeting
Operational meeting, schematically.
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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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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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Support system
The inherent support system in sociocracy circles. 
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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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Everyday sociocracy
How can we use sociocracy in everyday life? How is it useful to interactions, for example, with your kids, your
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Is sociocracy ‘teal’?
Many of us have been and continue to be inspired by Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux. While there is reference
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Intentional feedback in organizations
Making it a habit to ask for and give feedback will make every organization stronger on all levels.
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What does sociocracy offer towards ending classism?
Webinar with Anne from ClassAction on governance and classism.
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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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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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Common pitfalls for implementation of sociocracy
A change in governance or an organization can be compared to open-heart surgery. Just like heart surgery is invasive for
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Sociocracy In An Agile World – Leif Hanack and Michael Geiß
From leader to leadership. We formed a cross-functional unit out of 3 teams. Instead of autocracy or anarchy, we use
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Horseback riding association
A horseback riding association in Poland. 
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Sociocracy in schools (webinar recording)
https://youtu.be/wWlixHg-NscVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Sociocracy in schools (https://youtu.be/wWlixHg-Nsc)
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Logo — Pittsfield Listens!
Pittsfield Listens!
Pittsfield Listens  Pittsfield Listens is an organization in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, that works to build community, inform on civic issues,
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IT tools for sociocracy: Sutra
Sutra is an IT tool that supports communication in small groups (circles) and makes it easy to nest teams in
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Sociocracy Leadership Training (the first round)
A documentary-style video with footage from our immersion training Sociocracy Leadership Training (SoLT).
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Holma – a permaculture folk high school
A permaculture folk high school in Sweden with a full mission circle.
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Decision Making through conflict
SoFA colleague Chen explaining not only feelings, needs and strategies but also the harder part - overcoming the adversarial story
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Graphic of many people in a heart shape
Sociocracy and the New Economy
We have been calling sociocracy the “operating system of the New Economy”. We say that sociocracy could be at the
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IT tools for sociocracy: weaver
Weaver is an IT tool that was designed for sociocratic organizations.
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List of feelings and needs
List of feelings and needs
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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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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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Casa latina
An association of (associations of) ecovillages in Latinamerica.
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Permaculture, transition and sociocracy
An interview with Permacultura and Transizione, Italy. Hello Ted and Jerry, good to meet you and to have a little
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10Pines
10Pines is an Argentine Software company founded with the Agile manifesto values in mind. It is an open, participative, self-organised
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Integrale Tagesschule Winterthur
ITW is a non-profit private school and the main ingredients of the operating culture are Solution Focused Approach, Nonviolent Communication
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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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An effective, fun way to understand & use feedback loops – Diana Leafe Christian
I describe what I’ve learned about the need for people new to Sociocracy to learn how feedback loops are built
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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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Why Sociocracy? Exploring a deeper vision together
Why Sociocracy? Exploring a deeper vision together
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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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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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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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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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LOS school
LOS is a sociocratic school located in the small village of Duerne in the south of the Netherlands.
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For Profit: KittenTech
This case study features a proposal for a for-profit in the UK.
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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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IT tools for sociocracy: holaspirit
Holaspirit helps self-managed organizations keep track their circles, roles, tensions and documents.
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Cohousing: Eden community
Eden Community is a Christian cohousing community. 
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A facilitator’s guide to keeping meetings on track
Stop overthinking. Start doing. Improve from there.
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Making of the agenda: past, present and future of the circle
Preparing the agenda with all aspects of the circle. Diagram from the handbook Many Voices One Song.
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Circular hierarchy
Circular hierarchy: information flows freely through the organization.
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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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platform co-op staff/stewards versus members
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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Organizations as sub-circles
Organizations itself can be subcircles of a larger organization
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Rounds – different kinds
Different kinds of rounds.
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Insider view into decision making in a community
Amy and Jana from Pioneer Valley cohousing are talking about the implementation process and how things are going in comparison
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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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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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Graphic: Sociocracy A la carte
Sociocracy a la carte?
Can one just pick and choose from sociocracy, or is it a package deal?
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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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Sociocracy in Schools: The Harvest Bounty Restaurant Project: Gina Price and Jessie Barber
Jarrahdale Primary School in Western Australia used Sociocracy to produce a restaurant evening featuring food cooked by the students from
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Idea montage —
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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Meeting clip: writing a proposal
Picture forming and proposal shaping and - almost - towards a decision. Also shows how to formally postpone a decision.
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Meeting clip: opening round
An example of an opening round - personal and sweet
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Feedback form
An example of a feedback form
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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 3 most typical struggles in sociocratic organizations
What makes sociocracy hard to do - and what to do about it.
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Pathfinder
A school in North Carolina (USA)
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Sociocracy. Governance as Equals
Ultrashort (50 seconds) overview of sociocracy and Sociocracy For All
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Feeling safe and brave: Sociocracy, neurospsychology and neuroscience – John Schinnerer
How can we feel safe while also being brave, bold, courageous? Recent research in neuroscience and neuropsychology has offered fascinating
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