Employee & Worker Owned Companies

You value equivalence...

...but how do you implement it?

  • We can show you how to make equivalence real in every decision, every day, and how to build it into the structure of your organization.

You all own the business...

...but how do you organize yourselves and make decisions effectively?

  • We can help you create an organizational culture that support your values and your business success.

Access Collective Intelligence

It's phenomenal how it accesses and makes available all the intelligence in the group.

Executive Director of a state green building alliance

2016-04-19T14:12:28+00:00

Executive Director of a state green building alliance

It's phenomenal how it accesses and makes available all the intelligence in the group.

Feels Natural

Sociocracy is a process that feels natural. It's like getting a new game from the toy store. Some games you're agonizing over the rule book trying to figure it out. Other games you're playing within 15 minutes – sociocracy is like that. A person coming into the company can quickly plug in. And the decision making process speaks for itself.

Joe Garrison, Co-owner, Blue Scorcher Bakery & Cafe cooperative

2017-06-27T15:41:15+00:00

Joe Garrison, Co-owner, Blue Scorcher Bakery & Cafe cooperative

Sociocracy is a process that feels natural. It's like getting a new game from the toy store. Some games you're agonizing over the rule book trying to figure it out. Other games you're playing within 15 minutes – sociocracy is like that. A person coming into the company can quickly plug in. And the decision making process speaks for itself.

A Collective Effort Like no Other

When we set up the International Conscious Movement Teachers Association we wanted to create a genuinely inclusive organisation run on a less hierarchical model. It’s been quite a journey - learning new ways of being - transparency, equivalence...passing decisions of to those responsible for the area of work - and letting them get on with it! We ended up with a lot more than we had bargained for. More hard-work in some ways...but also a collective effort like no others, and intelligent decision-making that genuinely stems from collaboration and creativity. The biggest surprise for many of us is how heart-warming the process is - and how it supports the making of bonds between us.

Tim Foskett, Director, International Conscious Movement Teachers Association

2016-04-19T14:29:27+00:00

Tim Foskett, Director, International Conscious Movement Teachers Association

When we set up the International Conscious Movement Teachers Association we wanted to create a genuinely inclusive organisation run on a less hierarchical model. It’s been quite a journey - learning new ways of being - transparency, equivalence...passing decisions of to those responsible for the area of work - and letting them get on with it! We ended up with a lot more than we had bargained for. More hard-work in some ways...but also a collective effort like no others, and intelligent decision-making that genuinely stems from collaboration and creativity. The biggest surprise for many of us is how heart-warming the process is - and how it supports the making of bonds between us.

Easy, Efficient Delegation

Since we've adopted Dynamic Governance, it's much easier and more efficient for me to delegate. I'm able to receive information from the staff, the faculty, and all the different committees in a much more efficient fashion. I can't tell you how much more enjoyable my job is.

Renee Owen, Executive Director, Rainbow Community School, Asheville, North Carolina

2016-04-19T14:00:06+00:00

Renee Owen, Executive Director, Rainbow Community School, Asheville, North Carolina

Since we've adopted Dynamic Governance, it's much easier and more efficient for me to delegate. I'm able to receive information from the staff, the faculty, and all the different committees in a much more efficient fashion. I can't tell you how much more enjoyable my job is.

Powerful Decisions

Watching a group of people in the same business with differences of opinion make decisions they all agree to in 15-20 minutes is a powerful thing. After seeing that, new people will want to learn it.

Joe Garrison, Co-owner, Blue Scorcher Bakery & Cafe cooperative

2017-06-27T15:42:40+00:00

Joe Garrison, Co-owner, Blue Scorcher Bakery & Cafe cooperative

Watching a group of people in the same business with differences of opinion make decisions they all agree to in 15-20 minutes is a powerful thing. After seeing that, new people will want to learn it.

Best Approach in 25 Years

Dynamic governance is the best approach to organizational design that I have seen in twenty-five years of consulting.

Ira Chaleff, Founder and President of Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates

2017-06-27T15:58:49+00:00

Ira Chaleff, Founder and President of Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates

Dynamic governance is the best approach to organizational design that I have seen in twenty-five years of consulting.

Professional Support Pays Off

My advice to organizations planning or implementing Dynamic Governance is to get assistance from a Dynamic Governance Consultant. Doing that improved and speeded up the process for us, rather than leaving us to reinvent the wheel, which can be time consuming and costly.

Richard Heitfield, President, Creative Urethanes, Winchester, Virginia

2017-06-27T16:21:16+00:00

Richard Heitfield, President, Creative Urethanes, Winchester, Virginia

My advice to organizations planning or implementing Dynamic Governance is to get assistance from a Dynamic Governance Consultant. Doing that improved and speeded up the process for us, rather than leaving us to reinvent the wheel, which can be time consuming and costly.

Don't just own your company - manage it!

We can show you how to

  • organize effective, participatory management no matter what size your worker or employee owned company is or what legal form it takes.
  • include feedback from all parts of your organization so that it benefits the whole.