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Case study of Hertzler Systems Inc.
The primary source of the information in this case study came from a 2021 interview with Byron Shetler, CEO of Hertzler Systems Inc.
HERTZLER QUICK FACTS
Location: Goshen, IN
Size: 17 Employees
Field: Manufacturing Data Analytics
Since its inception in the 1980s, Hertzler Systems Inc. has been making tools for data collection and analysis that optimize clients’ performance, production, and profit. Their primary offering is the… Read More . . . “Hertzler Systems Inc – a case study”
The theory and practice of sociocracy in cooperatives
Join us for this online conference – an accessible introduction to, and interactive exploration of, the current and future theory and practice of sociocratic governance in cooperatives.
All presentations fall into one or more of these themes: How sociocracy aligns with co-op values and principles.
Implementing sociocracy in co-ops. How to create sociocratic co-ops from scratch or implement sociocracy in an existing co-op. This will include case… Read More . . . “Cooperatives and sociocracy – and conference on Feb 18”
Sociocracy For All is offering a 12-month program for people who want to be sociocracy trainers or become the sociocracy person in their organization or network. The program includes weekly meetings and different phases of learning in classes, practice groups, real working circles, writing and through shared reflections. If you have received foundation training and have some real-life experience, you’re welcome to apply. More information.
Step on the bridge between permaculture design and sociocracy. By including clear agreement and action, our design solutions to earth repair and social inequities will have a greater impact.
Sociocracy, like permaculture design, is a fundamental set of tools used to develop our collective work. Together they create a system of decision-making and action that is resilient and inclusive. Join us on October 22, 2020 (16:00-20:00 UTC) for an online conference sure to grow your… Read More . . . “Permaculture and sociocracy – an online conference”
By David Bollier.
Drawing on their worldwide work with schools, tech ventures, and other projects and organizationsThe Delibrative Democracy Consortium (DDC)u is an alliance o... More, Ted Rau and Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Cofounders of Sociocracy for All, explain how Sociocracy provides a fair, effective, commons-based system of deliberation and decisionmaking.
Listen to the podcast
The sociocracy email discussion list was started in 2002. The list language is English, but members speak many languages if you have translation questions. We discuss anything related to sociocracy, democracy, and collaborative governance.
Sociocracy is a governance method based on collaboration, self-organization, and distributed authority. It is designed for transparency, inclusiveness, and accountability. Democracy values freedom and equality but doesn’t have a governance structure guaranteed to ensure them. A Sociocratic Democracy uses the methods of sociocracy to achieve the values of democracy creating a practical and effective way to organize. This site is about sociocracy and the ways in which it can help democracy achieve its highest goal: freedom and equality for all, finally.
What you will find here
This site is a resource on sociocracy and democracy and the ways they support each other. It examines the principles and practices and the ways in which together they could better achieve their objectives. How would things get done in a sociocratic democracy?
New Edition of We the People
Updated and expanded second edition is now available in paper and digital versions—and in Spanish and Portuguese translations.