What is Sociocracy
Sociocracy is a governance system, just like democracy or corporate governance methods. It’s best suited for organizations that want to self-govern based on the values of equality.
Some people refer to sociocracy as Dynamic Self-Governance or simply Dynamic Governance.
Some key terms
- Small groups are the basis of everything. Those small groups are called circles.
- Those sociocracy circles have a defined aim (= a description of what the circle is doing) and full authority in a domain (= what the circle has authority over).
- Circles will define roles, both to run itself smoothly and to “package” operations into meaningful bits. Any member will fill one or more roles.
- Linking roles connect circles to other related circles. In double-linking, two people from one circle – the delegate and the leader – are also full members of the parent circle so information can flow between the teams and their decisions align.
See Our Structure for how we use circles at Agile Collective.
There is consent to a proposal when no member of the circle has an objection
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