¡La traducción al español de Nosotros, el Pueblo ya está disponible!
La edición actualizada y ampliada de Nosotros, el Pueblo: Acordando una democracia más profunda, de John Buck y Sharon Villines, ahora está disponible en una ediciones digitales.
Nosotros, el Pueblo: Acordando una democracia más profunda, traducido por Romina Piscione, está disponible en varios ebooks como Barnes & Noble, Tolino, Kobo y Scribd. Amazon aún está procesando, pero debería estar disponible en cualquier momento.
Referencia… Read More . . . “Nosotros, el Pueblo: Acordando una democracia más profunda”
A New Edition of the Standard Reference for Understanding Sociocracy
Since the publication of the first edition in 2007, We the People has become the definitive handbook for learning about sociocracy and its method of collaboratively designing and organizing successful organizations. The principles and practices are designed to ensure that all members are respected so the commitment of everyone in the organization is enhanced.
In English The updated and expanded edition of We The People:… Read More . . . “We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy, 2nd edition”
Beyond Democracy: The Film by Ted Millich consists of interviews with international leaders and consultants in sociocracy. The interviews were done over a period of several years and include Gerard Endenburg, John Buck. and Frank Karsten. Some excerpts are available on YouTube.
The film has menus and subtitles in English, Dutch, French, and German.
Ted Millich also publishes a video blog on YouTube. (He’s an interesting speaker.)
The process of producing organization, designing production, is aided by completing a 27-block chart. The diagram above is the ideal feedback model that illustrates a simple system. It shows the input of information or resources, A as the transformation of those resources, and the output. B is the feedback loop of information that can be used to correct the process or confirm that it is accomplishing the aim.
The 27-Block Chart
The link below is… Read More . . . “Producing Organization: The 27 Block Chart”
When I first learned about sociocracy in 2002 I believed that its value was equality.* The counter argument was that equality wasn’t a value, it was a practicality. People work more efficiently when they have an equal voice in their work. Sociocracy is value-free. It is an empty tool that when used by any organization increases its productivity. My first reaction to that was to suggest that the word tool, with its meaning of… Read More . . . “Values and Sociocracy”
The Asheville Movement Collective began transitioning to sociocracy in 2010 after working with John Buck. Their vision, mission, aim:
VISION: A world that moves in harmony where all are free to be their authentic selves within a loving community.
MISSION: Inspiring authenticity and healthy community through free-form dance
AIM: Hosting dance waves for personal and community transformation
Summary of sociocracy as they use it and diagrams of their organizational structure:
Asheville Movement Collective Self-Governance System
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.
What you will find here
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.