Resource Library

Books

Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting Open Space & Sociocracy 

by John Buck & Jutta Eckstein

Today companies are expected to be flexible and both rapidly responsive and resilient to change, which basically asks them to be Agile. Lack of an overarching theory about how to expand the Agile Manifesto has led to many fragmented attempts to apply Agile company-wide.

NEW BOOK

Governance from Below:                                        Can Children Lead the Way

In association with the Provisional World Children’s Parliament, John will be releasing a new book in 2023

We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy 

by John Buck & Sharon Villines 

Our understanding of how the world works was fundamentally altered when the mechanical model of closed, linear systems was replaced with cybernetics and complexity theory. Sociocracy is a governance method that uses these new sciences to design organizations that are as powerful, self-organizing, and self-correcting as the natural world, including the honeybees.

Videos

Ecosystem of Consent

You may know that the USA Declaration of Independence asserts that “governments exist by the consent of the people.” That idea seems true for governments of all sizes, including a small circle of people. This video explores a simple way for small governments and groups to know that every one of their members consents to what they are doing.

Demonstration: Both - And Thinking

Visualize the Statue of Justice: a blindfolded woman in ancient Roman robes holding up scales to weigh arguments. The strongest arguments tip the scale in their favor, and those arguments become the truth. That’s Either-Or thinking – e.g, a person is either innocent or guilty. But, there is another, much newer path to truth called both-and thinking. It takes all arguments (or the needs underlying the arguments) as true and combines them to reveal new, often unexpected truths.

Sociocracy:Thinking Smarter Together

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