5 Pitfalls of a Top-Down Hierarchy and What to Do about Them – Part 1

The structure of a top-down organization, standard during the industrial age, ill-suits a world with fast-paced change. An alternative is the Sociocratic Circle Method, a whole-systems approach to decision-making, governance, and project management. It creates more inclusive, resilient, and effective organizations where all stakeholders have a voice in the policies that affect their work. This…Continue reading

Leadership Habits of Strategic Organizations

This Inc.com article on leaders as strategic thinkers, by Paul J. H. Schoemaker, offers a framework for illustrating how to build strategic leadership into self-managing organizations. The article suggests six habits of “Adaptive strategic leaders – the kind who thrive in today’s uncertain environment.” It describes how those habits support a successful organization. Schoemaker presents…Continue reading

Smooth flying for PULSE Board thanks to Dynamic Governance

In this post on the Exceptional Boards blog, Michael Kelrick, chair of the biology department at Truman State University, describes his experiences as he and his fellow PULSE (Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education) members begin to implement Dynamic Governance in their organization, with training and support from members of The Sociocracy Consulting Group (TSCG).…Continue reading

Learning Organizational Agility – From A School Success Story

Triple Pundit has just published the third of three articles by writer Sarah Lozanova on sociocracy (also called Dynamic Governance), a collaborative and highly effective organizational design and governance system for both for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations – “What Can a School Teach Us about Organizational Agility?” The article focuses on Rainbow Community School as…Continue reading

Engaged Employees – Dynamic Governance at Residential Care Home

Triple Pundit has just published the second of three articles by writer Sarah Lozanova on Dynamic Governance (Sociocracy), a high employee engagement approach for both for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations – “How This Residential Care Home Bumped Employee Engagement Into Overdrive.” The article focuses on Living Well Care Home and the Ethan Allen Residence as real-world…Continue reading

Dynamic Governance for better decisions – new article at TriplePundit

Triple Pundit has just published the first of three articles by writer Sarah Lozanova on Dynamic Governance (Sociocracy), a new operating system for both for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations – “Dynamic Governance: A New System for Better Decisions.” The article features a real-world example of Dynamic Governance’s effectiveness in helping the Virgina plastics manufacturer Creative…Continue reading

Triple Pundit looks at sociocracy for distributed leadership

Thanks to Triple Pundit and writer Sarah Lozanova for this article on sociocracy as an organizational structure for distributed leadership, featuring some comments from TSCG’s former CEO Jerry Koch-Gonzalez. Lozanova mentions MacGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y of human motivation, saying “Theory Y depicts employees as intrinsically motivated with a participatory approach to problem-solving…Although the…Continue reading

Dynamic Governance for Nonprofit Organizations

There’s a new publication on our resources page! “Dynamic Governance for Nonprofit Organizations,” by John Buck and Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, explains how the principles of dynamic governance, also known as sociocracy, apply to nonprofit organizations, and serves as a supplement to the article “The Creative Forces of Self-Organization.” We appreciate your feedback for improving how we…Continue reading

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