Can I elect my Boss? Sociocracy with John Buck
Roasting MarshmallowsNovember 23, 2021x
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Can I elect my Boss? Sociocracy with John Buck

Rolf Suurd
Rolf Suurd
  • What if you could elect your boss?
  • Why aren't companies run as countries?
  • How does sociocracy fit in with agile?

In the age of liberated companies, there are different models of governance where individuals are responsible to undertake actions on behalf of their company.

With a participatory decision making process and distributed leadership at its core, sociocratic governance is at odds with the traditional vertical management system.

A sociocratic organization allows the individual to express oneself within a group, and allows the group to function in an autonomous and co-responsible manner.

Sociocracy produces organizations that are both collaborative and highly productive. The process for decision-making is very different from majority voting that inevitably produces majority rule.

As with society, the majority rule easily leads to polarization and promotes competition and dominance instead of coöperation and equality.

Using consent and collaboration as a foundation for decision-making and communications, Sociocracy builds a strong governance structure that extends from the mailroom to the boardroom and from the client to the founders.

We are roasting marshmallows with John Buck, co-author, along with Sharon Villines, of the book "We the People, Consenting to a Deeper Democracy - A Guide to Sociocratic Principles and Methods" and "Agile Bossa Nova" with Jutta Eckstein

Governance alive website:

John on twitter:

We, the People book:

Bossa Nova book: