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.
Family HEART Camp is a sociocratically governed summer camp for families with children of all ages. Camps are conducted in West Virginia, Wisconsin, Colorado, Ohio, and Hawaii. The Executive Director is Circle Sigma System founder Gregory Rouillard.
HEART stands for Harmony, Ease, Authenticity, Respect, and Trust, important family values that Compassionate Communication supports us in living, both at camp and in the wider world.
More on HEART Camp’s vision and values.
Storm Integrated Solutions provides organizational governance solutions to communities, voluntary organizations, government agencies, non-profits, and small businesses. The principal is Gregory Rouillard who developed the Circle Sigma System. Based on Boulder, Colorado, they work with clients in other locations.
Our primary transformational framework is The Circle Sigma System, an integrated application of the Sociocratic Circle-Organization Method, Compassionate Communication, and Restorative Circles. We offer the following services: Public workshops and training events
Telephonic and web-based trainings… Read More . . . “Storm Integrated Solutions, US”
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”
The Sociocracy Consulting Group, LLC, is an international consulting firm formed in 2013 by several consultants:
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 Their staff becomes more engaged
Leaders’ jobs become easier
Their financial well-being improves We create long-term sustainable partnerships with our clients as we help organizations adopt Dynamic… Read More . . . “Sociocracy Consulting Group”
Burlington Cohousing East Village adopted sociocracy in 2013. About their community from their website:
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.
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, 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
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.
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.