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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… Read More . . . “John Buck”
In another post, I just asserted with no evidence what-so-ever that more than 99% of the world’s population had no knowledge of sociocracy, the world’s most deeply democratic method of governance. Someone might have a method of measuring this but I have a quick way.
When I Googled “sociocracy” in 2002, there were 12 pages listed by Google. Most were repeats of links to Kees Boeke’s essay and to the Sociocratisch Centrum site.
Today, as… Read More . . . “How Many People Know about Sociocracy?”
Sociocratic corporations are perfectly legal. All the laws that constrain corporate functioning can be met while applying sociocratic values, principles, and methods.
Laws governing corporations, both for profit and not for profit, are generally written to prevent abuses that corporations have committed in the past, often with investors’ or donors’ money. In writing the law, the government is presenting its solution to that problem. If you can determine what the law intended to prevent, you… Read More . . . “Are Sociocratic Corporations Legal?”
Gilles Charest is a certified sociocracy consultant and corporate trainer with over 40 years of organizational development experience. He melds his training in Gestalt psychology with sociocracy to teach leadership skills. He founded Sociogest, one of the oldest sociocracy consulting firms in 1986,
Since 2003, Charest has led the International School for Leaders (L’École International des Chefs), which teaches the principles of sociocratic governance. He focuses on interventions supporting leaders and their employees to work… Read More . . . “Gilles Charest, Quebec”
Annewiek Reijmer was one of the earliest certified experts, was Director of the Sociocratisch Centrum, and is now the General Manager of The Sociocracy Group in Rotterdam. She has worked with many organizations, primarily in Europe . She speaks Dutch, English, and German.
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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.
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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.