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.

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”

Sociocracy Consulting Group

The Sociocracy Consulting Group, LLC, is an international consulting firm formed in 2013 by several certified consultants including John Buck, the first sociocracy consultant in the United States. It is  a division of the Global Sociocracy Group, with head offices in Rotterdam, Netherlands. We are a team of passionate believers in equivalence, effectiveness, and transparency. We combine a diversity of backgrounds with a common vision, mission, and aim. Clients choose us time and again because… Read More . . . “Sociocracy Consulting Group”

Burlington Cohousing East Village, Burlington, Vermont

Burlington Cohousing East Village, Burlington, Vermont Burlington Cohousing East Village adopted sociocracy in 2013. About their community from their website: Mission The mission of Burlington Cohousing East Village is to sustain our community strengths and to create and share better ways to live as neighbors – towards a way of living that welcomes diversity and fosters social connection, affordable living, environmental stewardship, and a smaller ecological footprint. Values Contributing to this mission are the following values: We participate in the urban… Read More . . . “Burlington Cohousing East Village, Burlington, Vermont”

L’École Internationale des Chefs, Longueuil, Québec

L'Ecole des Chefs Logo L’École Internationale des Chefs, the international school for leaders, training in sociocratic principles and methods. How to guide other individuals, groups, and organizations, and manage a communication and decision-making structure that promotes the development of individuals and the organization in respect of the environment. Leadership training and listening. Also provides ongoing professional training groups to help maintain a culture of practice in sociocracy. L’École Internationale des Chefs Website

Sociogest, Longueuil and Lac Simon, Québec, Canada

Sociogest Logo Sociogest is one of the oldest sociocracy consulting firms, specializing in management training and organizational development. It was started by Gilles Charest, a consultant with 40 years of organizational development experience, who also melds his training in Gestalt psychology with sociocracy to teach leadership skills. The firm has an international network of consultants in French-speaking countries, the United States, and Holland.

De School, Zandvoort, The Netherlands

De School Logo De School in The Netherlands was founded using the sociocratic organization method under the guidance of Annewiek Reijmer of the global center, the Sociocratisch Centrum. The school has become famous in Holland because it offers a 50-week school year in order to meet parents needs for childcare as well as education for their children. The children, as young as six, work with the parents, the teacher, and an outside expert to evaluate the student’s progress… Read More . . . “De School, Zandvoort, The Netherlands”