Sociocracy Thoughts

Cultural dimensions of sociocracy

I think that sociocratic principles are equally applicable to all groups regardless of their culture, but I also think the Sociocratic Circle-Organization Method has to be tailored depending on the culture. For example, what will be considered as an efficient circle meeting depends on whether you are linear or flexible with your time. Acceptable behavior by the operations leader will be determined by whether you are from an egalitarian or a hierarchical culture. The elections will be influenced by how direct or indirect you are with feedback (the Dutch culture is very direct!). The consent decision making itself will be influenced by whether you are used to consensual or top-down decision making. And maybe, the focus on the method, rather than on the principles, is culturally dependent? The British and US cultures are applications first, the US very much so!

The cultural dimensions mentioned above are from The Culture Map by Erin Meyer.

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By Jan Höglund

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