Sociocracy UK

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September 2011 Blog Posts (4)

The Stop Button - The London riots and feedback loops

London was burning.  The world saw an Arab Spring, and in London and San Francisco — across Europe and North America — we celebrated other people’s civil discontent as a sign of positive transformation.  Why did we not celebrate our own civil unrest?

 

One reason is that, unlike the protests against cuts in student benefits earlier in the year, there are no clear causes being promoted.  The people looting shops and starting fires have no signs, no social media groups — their…

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Added by Martin Grimshaw on September 13, 2011 at 17:05 — No Comments

Changing the World by Changing the Way We Make Decisions

Axiom News in the States recently interviewed Nate, following his appearance at the WorldBlu organisational democracy conference:

“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…

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Added by Martin Grimshaw on September 13, 2011 at 17:01 — No Comments

Collaborative Governance – Societal Innovation And Learning for our times

John Bristow recently interviewed Nate for Societal Innovation And Learning; John writes a short explanation of what the Sociocratic model of Governance is about, and features several short videos of Nate entertaining with a discussion of the historical, political and philosophical context, hierarchy and control in organisations, and how to use Collaborative… Continue

Added by Martin Grimshaw on September 13, 2011 at 16:59 — No Comments

CREATING LEARNING MODULES

Though it may not be obvious here on the Sociocracy UK  Ning site, there is a lot of activity going on behind the scenes.  One of the projects being worked on is "Marketing Sociocracy to Business", which is an attempt to introduce collaborative governance to forward thinking businesses, such as SMEs, social entrepreneurships, cooperatives, organisations with democratic mindsets and workplaces seeking new models of… Continue

Added by Francois Knuchel on September 4, 2011 at 16:30 — 8 Comments

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