|Governance Structures [ was More on Sociocracy||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 09:44:08 -0800 (PST)|
On Jan 8, 2013, at 12:21 PM, Diana Leafe Christian <diana [at] ic.org> wrote: > Actually, Lost Valley used consensus decision-making > continuously since their founding in 1989, with a combination of whole- > group plenary meetings and smaller committees. I know the community > well, have visited many times, and know this for a fact. They didn't > switch to Sociocracy from "no governance structure" as Sharon writes. All groups have some kind of structure and most groups that use consensus are just like this. This is a cobbled together cluster of practices, most adopted from parliamentary procedure that do not facilitate or ensure consensus decision-making. Parliamentary procedure is designed to structure debate and the decision-making process. To keep it orderly. What I consider a governance structure has methods for both delegating and controlling decisions -- of overseeing the results. It ties an organization together with principles and methods. More accurately, I could have said an "intentionally designed governance structure that has been researched and tested." Although sociocracy is presented as a double structure -- a circle structure and an operational structure, I don't find this helpful. It is the same people doing different things. It isn't like the US Senate and the Executive Branch where one group sets policy and the other implements it. I see sociocracy is an integrated organizational structure, not just a policy decision-making structure of circles. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines, Historic Takoma Park, Washington DC "Nothing exists without order. Nothing comes into existence without chaos." Albert Einstein
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