Maverick & Sociocracy

I have recently read Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace by Ricardo Semler, which is an international bestseller from 1993. While reading, I was struck by the similarities and differences between how Ricardo Semler runs Semco and The Sociocratic Circle-Organization Method, which was developed by Gerard Endenburg. Family businesses The first […]

Liv i arbetet 6

Om värderingar Detta är ett inlägg i min serie om liv i arbetet. Jag nämnde i mitt förrförra inlägg att sociokrati under ett par års tid var mitt huvudspår i sökandet efter bättre sätt att arbeta tillsammans. Två månader efter att jag hade börjat mitt sökande upptäckte jag sociokrati via holakrati i november 2012. Holakrati […]

Book Review: Many Voices One Song

Many Voices One Song: Shared Power with Sociocracy by Jennifer Rau and Jerry Koch-Gonzalez is a new book on sociocracy. The book is a collection and description of sociocratic tools and practices.1 Sociocracy is a set of principles and tools for shared power. The assumption is that power sharing requires a plan.2 Sociocracy is designed […]

Interview with Gerard Endenburg

Here is Ben Kuiken’s interview with Gerard Endenburg “Sociocracy is the only way forward”. Endenburg says that: “Even in his own former company, the adjacent Endenburg Electronics, the double clutch [double-link] is no longer intact.” This means that Endenburg Electronics isn’t fully sociocratic any longer. It’s not mentioned in the article, but the reason seems […]

Analysis of Sociocracy and Holacracy

This post is part of my series on organizing “between and beyond.” Other posts are here. The purpose of this post is to explore the history and key assumptions of Sociocracy and Holacracy®. The post is based on my previous posts about Sociocracy and Holacracy. The analysis is summarized here. Background I first heard about […]