Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dynamic governance through Sociocracy - Beth Whitman

Is there anyone out there who isn't frustrated with government?

I would guess in this day and age the almost universal answer is "no"!

At last weekend's Dynamic Governance workshop, we practiced a technique for transcending the logjams, bickering, bitterness, and then seeming oppression that often comes with governance--be it democratic, autocratic, or consensus-style. John Buck led this "sociocratic" event sponsored by Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage and the Belfast Area Transition Initiative.

The four elements that make Dynamic Governance different from other models are subtle but important for any organization that wants to get things done quickly while taking into account differing points of view.