How to apply sociocracy as an individual?

You can apply sociocracy as an individual even if you don’t work in a sociocractic organization. The following is a summary of actions you can take from Open Tech Farm – a research toward an alternative sustainable eco-system:

  1. Expect Consent: Expect that consent (the principle of no objections) is the standard for all decision-making.
  2. Start Rounds: Bring out comments from all by giving each person time to speak.
  3. Double-Link: Suggest that two people represent your group to other groups.
  4. Elect by Discussion and Consent: Ask whom group members think might be a good person for the task and obtain consent.
  5. Actively Solicit Concerns & Objections: Build stronger decisions by welcoming concerns and objections.
  6. Measure & Report: Follow-up decisions to see if they are working as expected.
  7. Encourage Self-Organization: Ask questions to let people find their own answers.
  8. Self-Education: Take responsibility for your own development.

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Sociocracy is a method, and still it isn’t
Implementing sociocracy without sociocracy
Sociocracy as practiced by the G/wi
Policies vs. agreements
Scaling sociocracy is all about the context
Unspoken sociocratic principles
Cultural dimensions of sociocracy
A prerequisite for sociocracy is a socios

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Holakrati, holokrati och sociokrati
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Hur införa sociokrati i en organisation (del 2)?
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Sociokrati är som en skogsträdgård
Kurs i kväkarnas beslutsmetod, som sociokrati bygger på
En historisk tillbakablick på kväkarnas beslutsmetod
Sociokratibok: Idag publiceras boken
Några tankar om sociokrati
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Jan Höglund has over 35 years experience in different roles as software developer, project manager, line manager, consultant, and researcher. This is his personal blog. A common theme is his search for better ways of working together.

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