Society needs a continuous improvement delivery approach
We utilise Sociocracy 3.0 (S3) framework to guide our approach to governance and management of delivery. A critical capability delivered by Sociocracy 3.0 is flexibility and the capacity to support experimentation and learning.
We aim to establish an ability to directly respond to the needs of communities as a priority and help them to obtain the information, tools and resources to enable them to implement positive social change for themselves.
It is a journey and anybody and everybody is welcome to join us on it!
Our operating principles
Decisions occur when there are no remaining "paramount objections" based on informed consent from all participants. Objections are reasoned and argued based on the ability of all to work productively toward the goals of the requirement.
The organisation structure consists of a hierarchy of semi-autonomous circles. Representing a horizontal association, each circle is responsible for executing, measuring, and controlling its own processes in achieving its goals. It governs a specific domain of responsibility and is responsible for its development and each member's development.
A circle's nominated operational leader is also a member of the next higher circle and represents the larger organisation in the decision-making of the circle they lead. Each circle also elects a representative to represent the circles' interests in the next higher circle. These links form a feedback loop between circles.
At the highest level of the organisation, there is a "top circle", analogous to a board of directors, except that it works within the policies of the circle structure rather than ruling over it. The members of the top circle include additional business management functions and business function governance, finance, administration etc. and programme/project delivery management.
This fourth operating practice extends the first of our practices. In open discussion, individuals are elected to roles and responsibilities using the same consent criteria for other policy decisions. Circle members nominate themselves or other members and present reasons for their choice. After discussion, people can (and often do) change their nominations. The discussion leader will suggest the election of the person with the strongest arguments. Circle members may object, and there is further discussion. This discussion may continue for several rounds for a role that many people might fill. This process will quickly converge when fewer people are qualified for the task. The circle may also choose someone who is not a current member.
Call to action
We want to be working for you!
eCulture is looking for new members to join the initiative and help, guide, develop and deliver our solutions. We are keen to hear from:
with living experience, community organisers, entrepreneurs, activists
wishing to support the delivery of positive social change that scales
'Tech4Good' Innovators / Entrepreneurs
to join and utilise your skills and ability to enhance social innovation delivery