Could Sociocracy Help Teamwork?

Flat organization structures, agile methodologies, teamwork, etc. have become dominant in today’s IT departments and companies. These concepts clearly solve some issues with the earlier organizational paradigm. But they also come with challenges of their own.

Sociocracy, also called dynamic governance, is a system of governance which seeks to create psychologically safe environments and productive organizations. It is distinguished by the use of consent, rather than majority voting, in discussion and decision-making by people who have a shared objective or work process.

This presentation explores some struggles you can face working in flat, agile organizations that value teamwork highly. The presenter openly shares hurdles he faced and his experiences with different trials and errors. He also brainstorms on how sociocracy can help us figure it out, how self-organizing and self-governing can translate into concrete actions.

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