Sociocracy requires a new mindset

The challenge with sociocracy is first to understand the principles, and then to be able explain them in your own language. In this respect, I think sociocracy is the quantum mechanics of governance. This means that we have to be careful when using concepts from classical Newtonian governance (read management jargon) in explaining sociocracy. The risk is we inadvertently introduce unspoken assumptions to the game which are not sociocratic. This is the blind spot for all of us who are conditioned by classical governance. The principles of sociocracy are very simple, but hard to grasp. It’s a paradox. Sociocracy requires a new mindset—and courage!

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