We're doing sociocracy!
This questionaire is for organizations that have implemented sociocratic features in their organization. We'd love to hear about your successes!
We will not publish your data in any way without your consent. This form merely serves to channel the input we get into one form since we interact with quite a few sociocratic organizations. We often get contacted in the hope that someone can connect with existing sociocratic organizations, or people who want to write case studies etc. You can withdraw your consent at any time. See our organizational structure:
Most of the questions are optional. You choose yourself what level of information you are comfortable with.
What is the title of your organization?
If you have a website, where can we find it?
What kind of organization are you?
For-profit (not a co-op)
Non-profit (incorporated or not)
What phase is your organization in?
Beginning (in formation/start-up)
Starting to feel real
What's your location?
Where are you with your implementation process?
We are thinking about it.
We have experimented with some features/patterns.
We have established quite a few features/patterns.
We consider ourselves a full sociocratic organization.
What shape does sociocracy have in your organization right now?
No worries, this is NOT a test. We're just curious. Not every organization needs (or wants) everything. Don't overcomplicate things. If you don't know what we mean, maybe you are using a different name for it. Only check off what you recognize.
This is what we do...
We use consent as decision-making method.
We have distributed authority into circles. (Circles can make decisions without asking anyone else.)
All/most circles are double-linked to their parent circle.
We do sociocratic elections (nomination round, change round, consent).
We do performance reviews for all/some people in roles. (We tell each other on a regular basis how we think each one is doing in their roles, through an intentional process.)
We talk in rounds (most of the time).
We start every meeting with a check-in/opening round.
In a meeting, we consent to the agenda before we start talking about content.
We know how to generate proposals together (and do so when we choose). Keywords: picture forming, proposal shaping.
We have written aims and domains for the organizations and all circles. (Or driver statements)
We have a General Circle. (Leaders and delegates from all 'main' circles.)
We have defined membership (i.e. we know who our members are in every circle).
We have roles in every circle (whatever you might call them: lead/leader, rep/delegate, secretary/admin/note-taker, facilitator/moderator/...)
We evaluate our meetings at the end of our meeting.
Every policy decision and (s)election has a term end.
We evaluate our existing policy when the term is up.
We keep all our policies updated in a central place. (Logbook)
If there are people paid in our organization, their pay is transparent.
What else would you like us to know about your organization?
Would your organization be willing to be contacted if people are seeking support in your area? By that we mean either people who live/work close to you, or organizations that work in a similar field. We always contact you first and we will ask every time we give out your information. You can always opt out.
If you are comfortable, it would help us to know who/where your organization learned from (completely optional!).
Who is your contact person for governance questions? (email works best for us)
Give us feedback on this form! Anything you were not comfortable with? Anything you'd like to see added or changed?
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