Category: Collaborative Organizations

Collaborative organizations develop a wide variety of approaches to creating workplaces that are more democratic and sociocratic. Many other names and rationales are used but they end up in the same place as sociocratic democratic organizations. Freedom. Equality. Harmony. Inclusion. Self-organization.

New Ownership: Sociocracy for All

Logo of Sociocracy for All I’m very happy that Sociocracy for All (SoFA) has stepped forward to assume responsibility for caretaking and developing Sociocracy.info. They have an exciting plan to develop a commons for all the sociocracy-based theories and organizationsThe Delibrative Democracy Consortium (DDC)u is an alliance o... More. When I began Sociocracy.info in 2004, there was only one website devoted to sociocracy, based on Netherlands, and often hard to find. Search engines were fickle about it. Today when I… Read More . . . “New Ownership: Sociocracy for All”

Sunseed Desert Technology, Andalusia, Spain

Sunseed Desert Technology Sociocracy 3.0 Workshop Sunseed Desert Technology is a center for practical education in off-grid living. It offers studies in sustainability, soil erosion in drylands, appropriate technology, eco-construction, and organic gardening.  The center has been teaching in the off-grid village of Los Molinos del Río Aguas in Andalusia, Spain for 30 years. Sunseed is in the process of adopting a more horizontal organizational structure inspired by Sociocracy. In 2019, the community worked with facilitators Xana Piteira and Maria Rute… Read More . . . “Sunseed Desert Technology, Andalusia, Spain”

Self-Management at Zappos

Self-Management at Zappos Several articles have appeared in the last month or so on the implementation of self-management at Zappos. After having adopted Holacracy, which is based on the principles of sociocracy, Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, sent a memo on 24 March 2015 to employees offering three months of salary to any employee who would read a book on Holacracy and quit if they were still not happy in an organization based on self-management. It was a… Read More . . . “Self-Management at Zappos”

A Sociocratic Movement?

I sat in on a conference call with the SociocraticConsultingGroup-en last week on forming an organization for sociocracy. I found the discussion to be about the same issues we had several years ago, when Socionet tried to form. It’s the same problem that the NVC organization has had, and that the Austin Belly dance group discussed on the sociocracy@yahoogroups.com list many years ago. The problem of conflicting aims and energies between professionals and enthusiasts. The… Read More . . . “A Sociocratic Movement?”

Rainbow Community School, Asheville, NC

Rainbow Community School is a private, independent school serving 42 preschoolers and about 120 students from kindergarten through eighth grade in Asheville, North Carolina. For more than 35 years, we have been a national leader in alternative, holistic and contemplative education. The essay by Renee Owen, “Educating the Innovation Generation, Part IV, How Can School Create and Innovative Culture” discusses the school’s reasons for using sociocracy (Dynamic Governance).

Citizen Hive: Description of Sociocracy

Citizen Hive is a NGO in Sweden Using Sociocracy From the Citizen Hive website on sociocratic governance and why the organization uses it: Citizen Hive uses Sociocracy as our governance system. What is Sociocracy? Sociocracy is a holistic approach for inclusive decision-making, efficient governance, and the ongoing evaluation and improvement of your team, project, or organization. It fosters empowerment and an attitude where people feel encouraged to experiment, fail, and learn. Other benefits of sociocracy:… Read More . . . “Citizen Hive: Description of Sociocracy”