As we work together to re-discover and build new empowering political systems of collective decision making, and life-giving economic systems that can meet our real needs, how do we ensure that they stay true to the intentions we’re setting out with? How do we surface, heal and create alternatives to our internalized and cultural habits of domination?
Why are most meetings, conferences and other deliberative processes so bad?
All our great ideas about climate change, peak oil, re-localization, etc. are worthless if we can’t communicate with other people. It’s easy to get into gridlock and name-calling even with people who should be our allies.
The affinity cluster is the fundamental natural unit of the human species. Gang kids call it the fam. Workplaces use work groups or committees. Revolutionaries convene cells.
Is the work of your organization aligned with its purpose, without egos getting in the way? Holacracy® is a way to embed conscious practices into all aspects of your organization.
Social critic Philp Slater died this summer. His 1970 book "The Pursuit of Loneliness" "warned that a national cult of individualism and careerism threatened to turn America into a country of hypercompetitive loners ruled by tyrants.”(NY Times).