‘Sociocracy – An Introduction’
Sociocracy is a better functioning, more respectful way to work together with other people. I made a video that tries to explain the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ of it. It is not training videos. Its is not the ‘how,’ for how to practice Sociocracy. It is an introduction so you can see what Sociocracy is, be a little familiar with the principles, and see how it transforms the people who use it.
Watch the trailer…
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In the late 1960s Gerard Endenburg, a Dutch engineer, was running an electronics firm with 100 employees. He wanted to run the company humanely, while maintaining and even improving efficiency and competitiveness in the marketplace.
He was successful because forty years later, there are hundreds of companies, non-profit organizations, schools, intentional communities, police departments, hospitals, and other organizations around the world that have used or currently use the methods and principles Endenburg developed.
Sociocracy is also known as Dynamic Self-Governance (DSG), and Dynamic Governance (DG).
I was commissioned and paid by Sheella Mierson and The Sociocracy Consulting Group to make some videos that would help consultants explain DG to potential clients. The idea was to make short videos – under 5 minutes – with these target groups: businesses, healthcare organizations, and schools. We’re trying to get more footage for the schools video, but I’ve completed the business and healthcare ones.
I also posted longer-than-five minute versions for potential clients with longer attention spans. We were thinking people could embed the shorter versions on their websites for people surfing, and, if a consultant was physically with the client, they could show them the longer versions. Find them here.
If your organization uses sociocracy or DG in any way, shape, or form, please contact me at teddidread [at] earthlink [dot] net! I would love to hear from you.
I stayed at a nice B&B in Amsterdam called Bloembed (flower bed). Chris Bolczek, at B&B Bloembed, gave me a generous donation of €247.50 EUR! Thanks Chris!! I appreciate it greatly!