The primary objective of dynamic governance is creating a harmonious workplace, not just because harmony is nice, but because harmony is necessary in order for people to work together effectively. Harmony boosts success, whether that success is measured in dollars earned, medicines distributed, or lives saved. By creating harmony, dynamic governance produces successful organizations.
Just as the implementation of dynamic governance makes minimal changes to operations and maximum changes to decision-making, its four principles are simple, but have dramatic effects.
To ensure that organizational policies allow everyone to do their jobs well, policy decisions are made by consent. Consent means “no paramount and argued objections.” Objections must be based on a person’s ability to do their job and clearly explained so they may be addressed and resolved.
Decision-making is delegated to a hierarchy of circles that reflects the operational structure. This allows decision-making to flow through the organization. Responsibility for leadership is distributed, so that individuals are included in the decisions that most affect their work.
In the hierarchy of decision-making circles, the membership of each lower circle overlaps that of the higher circle. This overlap — called “double-linking” is accomplished by including at least two people from the lower circle as full members in the higher circle.
The “double-link” includes the operational leader, who is hired by the upper circle, and at least one representative elected by the lower circle. Double-linking ensures communication, participation, and feedback up and down the organization.
People are elected by consent to functions and tasks. The election process ensures that the person elected to a task is accepted by the circle as the best available person to do it, and that the person elected also understands what the task requires and what other circle members need from the person performing the task.
These four principles, unique to dynamic governance, produce exceptionally strong and productive organizations. Dynamic governance also uses best management practices, including transparency and integral education, which are enhanced by the dynamic governance structure.