Sociocracy is a system of governance which seeks to achieve solutions that create harmonious social environments as well as productive organizations and businesses. It is distinguished by the use of consent rather than majority voting in decision-making, and decision-making after discussion by people who know each other.
The Sociocratic Circle-Organization Method (SCM) was developed in the Netherlands by electrical engineer and entrepreneur Gerard Endenburg and is based on the work of peace activists and educators Betty Cadbury and Kees Boeke and is a recent instantiation of the approach.
This book by Gerard Endenburg explores a method for producing organization permanently, for reflecting on organization, for taking decisions and making adjustments. This means that all factors involved in the organization of social living, though usually unequal, are as a matter of procedure given the chance to share in decision making on the basis of mutual equivalence. What that means, the reason it is crucial and how it might be accomplished, is the matter of this book.
Gerard Endenburg (born 1933) is a Dutch entrepreneur, who developed the Sociocratic Circle Organisation Method (SCM), which is a decision-making method for governing and managing organizations and societies based on equivalence and draws inspiration from cybernetics. Endenburg was inspired by the idea of sociocracy of Kees Boeke.