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Here's a quote I'm sharing from the Sociocracy 3.0 (S3) Foundations course I'm currently enrolled in. This conversation has come up recently among the EDI Listening Circle team, as we explore the ways in which violence (the non-kinetic kind) is baked into how decisions get made.
"Shift supremacy from people to sound arguments:
When comparing the available paradigms for decision making, the essential difference lies in where ultimate authority for making a decision is placed. In autocratic systems supremacy lies with an individual or small group. In a system governed by majority vote, supremacy l...
This graphic is meant to give an overview of the various aspects that make up what S3 actually looks—how it affects organization.
This is by no means the only way to think about organizations, but to help us conceptually grasp some of the basic things that every organization must navigate.
I invite you to consider each of these 4 dimensions as they relate to your involvement with the Green Party of Canada. Whether it's your EDA, or some team you volunteer on, reflect on where you see strengths a weaknesses.
If you look at this and think I have no idea what any of this meansI — great! That means ...
Enjoy this 16-min highlights video
On 3 March 2021, GPC Federal Councillors were invited to attend this presentation from K2K Consultants and global experts in creating successful self-managing organizations.
K2K has an impressive track record in assisting organizations to thrive. The organizations they help transform show major improvements to their internal culture and organizational performance.
Of particular interest to us as a progressive political party:
They have been working with a progressive European political alliance, and long-time collaborator with EU Greens, resulting in a success st...
Enjoy this 45-min video interview exploring:
- Holistic approach to work life and organizations
- Sociocracy 3.0, it's origins, concepts and positive disruptive potential for democracy
- The interface between the habitual and the new
- The importance of a humanistic approach
- Awareness as the precursor to change
- The need to create patterns of collaboration, sense-making, and decision making that allow organizations and its people to thrive.
Originally posted here, in the S3 Online Communit's Global Impact Podcast