Sociocracy 3.0 is based upon seven different principles. If you are looking forward to implement that and shape your agile organizational culture, you will need to have a clear understanding about the seven Sociocracy 3.0 principles. Along with that, you will be able to assist the people to appreciate the value that principles of S3 will bring into them.
- Principle of effectiveness – This is where you devote the time only on tasks that can help you to get closer to the goals or objectives that you want to achieve in the long run. Along with that, you can stay away from distracting from the work that will keep you away from achieving the goals as well.
- Principle of consent – This principle of Sociocracy 3.0 is all about raising and seeking out to resolve the objections to actions and decisions. When you come across a problem, you should resolve it by making appropriate decisions.
- Principle of empiricism – This principle is about testing all the assumptions that you have through experimentation methodologies. You will also be introducing continuous revision to ensure that they can deliver positive results.
- Principle of continuous improvement – This is where you change incrementally, so that you will be able to accommodate the steady empirical learning procedure.
- Principle of transparency – Principle of transparency is all about making the information accessible for everyone who works within the organization. This should be done only if there is no need to ensure privacy.
- Principle of equivalence – Principle of equivalence is about involving people to make and evolve the decisions, which will create an impact on them at the end of the day.
- Principle of accountability – Principle of accountability is responding when something is needed. Then the employees will be able to do what they agreed.
— Slimane Zouggari
Sociocracy 3.0 is a practical guide, which is designed for evolving agile as well as resilient organizations. It is possible for an organization of any size to move forward with Sociocracy 3.0. In other words, a small scale start-up or a well-established large scale enterprise will be able to go ahead and implement it to experience the positive returns that are offered at the end of the day.
Sociocracy started back in the year 1851. The third version of it, which is known as Sociocracy 3.0 was implemented by Bernhard James Priest back in the year 2015. When your agile organization implements S3, you will be provided with a coherent collection of principles that are based on patterns. You have the freedom to go ahead and use these principles to navigate through complexity, ensure collaboration, evolve and adapt accordingly to different situations that you will come across. It is also in a position to provide an excellent assistance to the people so that they will be able to incrementally process with the information available. This will ensure improvement of the products, value stream, skills and services.
Sociocracy 3.0 is also in a position to provide assistance for an organization to get the best out of talent available to implement a flexible organizational structure. Along with that, it is possible for them to ensure appropriate flow if information. In addition to that, it will also ensure flow of value.
Sociocracy 3.0 can provide an iterative and an organic approach to change, which will meet the organizational requirements and help them to move forward at their own pace, while adhering to the unique needs and context. Moreover, it will help them to draw collective intelligence to the group. This will facilitate the development of new strategies, which are safe for an organization to try.
— Slimane Zouggari