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
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