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Pieter Van der Meché: Decision making principles that boost commitment, quality and goal achievement

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Pieter Van der Meché: Decision making principles that boost commitment, quality and goal achievement

  1. 1. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 1 Sociocratic Circle Organization Bringing cooperation to a higher level by Pieter van der Meché
  2. 2. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 2 Results • Higher problem solving capacity • High commitment to decisions • Effective meetings • Selforganization and empowerment due to improved correctability, tolerance and a learning attitude
  3. 3. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 3 Leading Doing Measuring Goal realization needs a secured circle process = Agile (iterative)
  4. 4. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 4 Leading Doing Measuring Leading Doing Measuring Leading Doing Measuring Cooperation needs a dynamic hierachy of semi-autonomous circle processes = self- organization Leading Doing Measuring
  5. 5. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 5 It requires that different perspectives … Joint aim realization
  6. 6. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 6 … do align to reach the common goal = distributive leadership/collective intelligence
  7. 7. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 7 Linear decision making does not secure alignment Leader Subordinate Majority Minority Autocratic (in disguise) Democatic + Fast + Participative - Lack of commitment - Polarization
  8. 8. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com Four Design Rules of the Sociocratic Circle organization Method (SCM) 1. Consent Principle 2. Circle-Organization 3. Double Linked Hierarchy 4. Open Election An ‘empty’ method for organization design 8
  9. 9. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 9 A circular hierarchy based on equivalence between levels Dept 1 Ext. Board CEO Dept. 2 Mgr Mgr Dept. 3 Mgr Staff Mgr Top Circle General Circle Dept. Circle Dept. Circle Dept. Circle Dept. Circle Member of GC and DC Member of TC and GC
  10. 10. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 10 Need for self-organization and better connection Store J CEO Store S Mgr Mgr Store v.B. Mgr Staff Mgr General Circle Store Circle Support Circle Store Circle Store Circle Member of GC and DC
  11. 11. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com Consent principle = no argued paramount objection, governs decision making • No consensus • No veto • Not without obligation • No abstinence • Leaves room for other ways of decision making • Common goal 11
  12. 12. Agile workprocess Policy Making Operations + © 2020 SCN - www.sociocratie.nl measurements Policy TM Leadership TM TM TM Domain of team •(Common goal) •Workprocesses •Aim and criteria (policy plan) •Leading, execute, measurement tasks •Team members
  13. 13. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com Best of both worlds Lead Do Fast for execution High quality and commitment for policy Lead Measure Do Consent 13 Tolerance
  14. 14. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 14 An organization is built up of a hierarchy of semi- autonomous circles = self-organization Dep. 1 RvC CEO Dep. 2 DL DL Dep. 3 DL Dep. 4 DL Top circle General circle Afd. Kring Afd. Kring Afd.Kring Afd. Kring
  15. 15. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 15 The solution: the double link, a circular hierarchy Circle 1 Circle 2 Representative Leading Doing Measuring Leader Represents Circle 1 in Circle 2 Represents Circle 2 in Circle 1
  16. 16. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 16 A circular hierarchy based on equivalence between levels Dept 1 Ext. Board CEO Dept. 2 Mgr Mgr Dept. 3 Mgr Staff Mgr Top Circle General Circle Dept. Circle Dept. Circle Dept. Circle Dept. Circle Member of GC and DC Member of TC and GC
  17. 17. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 17 Open Election • Delegation of functions and tasks after open argumentation with consent • For a limited time period • Correction possible at any circle meeting
  18. 18. Sociocratic circle meeting • Place to set policy to achieve a common goal • Every person working in that circle has acces to circle meeting • Decision making with consent ▪ Picture forming ▪ Opinion forming ▪ Decision making • Moderator and rounds © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 18
  19. 19. Culture/lifestyle • A learning attitude: correctable • Both … and thinking: taking an interest in other viewpoints • Tension as a source of creativity • Focus on common aim • Tolerance: do more with more or less • Barter instead of stealing • Differentiate, not seperate © 2020 SCN - www.sociocratie.nl
  20. 20. Implementation process • Introduction ▪ Develop an Implementation plan • Implementation ▪ Training circles • Integration ▪ Training of key roles • Securing, maintenaince, development ▪ Bylaws ▪ Audits ▪ Sociocratic performance/development review ▪ Sociocratic remuneration schema © 2020 SCN - www.sociocratie.nl
  21. 21. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 21 Learnings • Developing a learning attitude is key • Training is essential (esp. leadership, facilitators and delegates) • Good quality circle meetings are key • Maintenance needed: measurement and permanent education
  22. 22. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 22 Questions and Answers
  23. 23. How we can help • Trainings • Better meetings: sociocratic decision making and facilitation • Better teams: working as sociocratic circle • Better organizations: working as a sociocratic circle organization • Certification • Sociocratic Trainer • Sociocratic Consultant • Facilitation • Strategy sessions • Implementation/Consultancy • Introduce, integrate and secure © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 23
  24. 24. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 24 Next Step: - Registration for our introductory course - Ask for a free consult to discuss facilitation and implementation in your context, pvandermeche@sociocratie.nl or descalon@sociocracy.com - Subscribe to our free newsletter, see website
  25. 25. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 25 Online Course March 23, 30, and April 6 Focus on: • understanding of foundations of Sociocracy • Consent decision making and open election • Circle Structure - Three sessions of 2 hours where we do exercises - Register on www.sociocracy.com
  26. 26. © 2020 The Sociocracy Group - www.sociocracy.com 26 Cooperation needs alignment with a circular governance structure real alignment is possible www.sociocracy.com

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