John Buck was the first native English-speaking consultant certified to teach and implement the Sociocratic Circle-Organization Method (SCM). In the 1980s, he learned to read Dutch to study with Gerard Endenburg at the Sociocratisch Centrum in Rotterdam. He then completed a master’s degree in Quantitative Sociology at George Washington University. By using quantitative analysis to measure the effects of sociocracy on Dutch workers, he confirmed its effectiveness in increasing worker commitment and organizational productivity.
John Buck has extensive experience in managing hundreds of workers in both government and corporate sectors in computer systems installation and management. He is an expert in governance methods and organizational design and serves on the boards of several organizations. He is the founder of the Governance Alive consulting company. The father of three children, he lives with his wife in Silver Spring, MD.