February 24th, 2007

Clear aims

I asked two specific questions on the sociocracy Yahoo group, regarding Trouble at the beginning. First, Q: Does a circle define criteria for who in an organization is welcome to participate (and thus be heard) and who is not? Or instead, do people self-select, based on whether they embrace the circle’s aim? If the former, [...]

February 23rd, 2007

Trouble at the beginning

Last spring our local NVC group ventured into sociocracy. At a group retreat, the group made some specific decisions in how to move forward. (I had other plans and missed this meeting.) Through a number of email messages and conversations, I’ve come to believe that the group’s implementation of sociocracy is proceeding in ways fundamentally [...]