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The latest DecisionLab blog article is up, by Julian Howell, which compares these two diverse yet fundamentally related approaches....

Sociocracy – a permaculture way to organise?

 

Sociocracy – the term means ‘collaborative governance’ – hard-wires ‘People Care’ and ‘Fair Share’ into the fabric of an organisation by ensuring that every member has an equivalent voice in policy. Like other living systems a sociocratic organisation relies on cyclical feedback processes to stay in tune with its members and its environment. Some call Sociocracy ‘organisational permaculture’.

To be sociocratic an organisation has to follow four principles:

Governance by consent
A decision can only be made when.....

 

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Comment by Julian Howell on July 31, 2011 at 10:19
This article was also was published in 'Permaculture Works', the newsletter for members of the Permaculture Association.
Comment by Sue Bell on July 31, 2011 at 9:54

Thanks for that Julian.  It makes it clear.

I love it when the jigsaw pieces come together to reveal a whole. Professor Martin Seligman presented at the House of Commons to the all party parliamentary group for Wellbeing Economics his research on measuring wellbeing.

Positive emotions: Engagement: Realtionships: Meaning and purpose: Accomplishments

and achievements.

 For information about possible ways to achieve and measure go to www.authentichappiness.com

Comment by Martin Grimshaw on June 10, 2011 at 15:15
Many thanks Julian - excellent!
Comment by Julian Howell on June 10, 2011 at 14:30
Following this, there is now a list of Permaculture principles and how they might relate to Sociocracy on the DecisionLab website

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