Nathaniel Whitestone is a certified sociocratic consultant based in England. He is a Director of the international development consultancy Aptivate in the UK and is a co-founder of Genius Engine, an international management consultancy, and game design firm. He has worked in the area of organizational development and transformation since 1996.
He developed his expertise in supporting personal transformation and creating high-quality relationships over three years of training with shamans in the American Southwest and… Read More . . . “Nathaniel Whitestone, UK”
The Sociocracy Consulting Group website has a collection a of resources including videos explaining sociocracy and featuring people who are using sociocracy in their organizations. A sampling of those available is listed below. At this writing they are all on one page, just scroll down to find the ones you would like to watch. (The links within each listing are to the organizations represented, not the videos.) Excerpts from Ted Millich’s documentary Beyond Democracy.
Paul… Read More . . . “Videos on Sociocracy by People Using It”
Changing the World by Changing the Way We Make Decisions
Sociocracy, participatory decision-making creates systems that allow people to express full potential, says consultant
Monday August 08, 2011 — Camille Jensen, AxiomNews
While there are countless ways to better the world, Decision Lab facilitator Nathanial Whitestone says changing how we make decisions is the most critical and profound change we could make.
Co-founding Decision Lab one year ago, Whitestone says the U.K.-based organization aims to… Read More . . . “Aptivate Adopts Sociocracy”
“Ethical IT for International Development”
Website and software developers providing technical support for international development initiatives by other non-profits, charities, NGOs, facilitators, and trainers. Aptivate provides hosting services and advice on strategy, policy, implementation and procurement and build robust, accessible and usable software, mobile and web services. Specializes in low-bandwidth solutions for the web .
Aptivate believes in the power of knowledge and communication to alleviate poverty, suffering and conflict, and in the right… Read More . . . “Aptivate, Cambridge, England, UK”
From DecisionLab’s website:
DecisionLab holds a space for resolution: the moment when conflict and turmoil turn into creative power; the shared commitment to accomplish a challenging goal. We envision a world where everyone knows how to collaborate in making good decisions, and where every community has facilitative leaders who evoke the fair and creative participation of their associates. We offer facilitation, training, coaching & consultancy services to organisations and leaders with whom we share common… Read More . . . “Vision, Mission, Aim Statement, DecisionLab, UK”
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.