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Sociocracy, also described as Dynamic Governance, is a variation and refinement of consensus decision making, developed by a Dutch Engineer, Gerard Endenburg. It includes a range of theories and practices to support the distribution of power within a very adaptive and self-organizing work group.
Schools of Thought
Three groups appear to be actively developing and distributing materials, including extensive free resources and videos.
- https://sociocracy30.org/ - tends to incorporate Lean Management and Agile Development theory and approaches group effort from a Tensions/Drivers basis.
- http://sociocracyforall.org/ - founders published the book "Many Voices, One Song" as a primary resource, and tends to use a more Mission/Vision/Aims statement to describe group effort.
- https://www.sociocracy.info/ - appears to delve deeper into the role of sociocracy in the context of a democratic polity, and prints articles from a variety of sources.