[hackerspaces] Do-ocracy at 140 members?

Alexandre Girard hi at alexgirard.com
Thu Jul 12 17:42:40 CEST 2012

As mentionned last year by dosman on this mailing list:

    One of our members recently found something called sociocracy. It's
    a lot like consensus, but adds the notion of "if you don't agree,
    can you still live with this decision?". Which in reality is what's
    happening anyway, just making it more obvious.

    Moar on sociocracy:

On 7/12/12 5:38 PM, Pete Prodoehl wrote:
> Do you find that there is a certain percentage who just don't care one
> way or the other? Like, there's 10% who just say "meh!" and never seem
> to feel positive or negative towards what others do and what happens
> around them?
> My guess would be that even with smaller groups this is the case, but
> if so, I wonder if such a percentage can be calculated at all.
> (Yeah, that doesn't help you at all now does it!?)
> Pete
> On 7/12/12 10:23 AM, Tim Saylor wrote:
>> At Pumping Station: One we've used do-ocracy
>> <http://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Do-ocracy> to get things done since
>> day one.  However, at 140 members I wonder if the system breaks down.
>>   It's not practical to "ask around" and see if anyone minds if the
>> bikeshed is painted pink.  Someone's going to oppose almost anything you
>> want to do, and more people want to ask questions and bounce the issue
>> between themselves with not much productive output.  And if we're
>> talking about an action that's not reversible, like getting rid of
>> "useless junk" that someone else thinks is very valuable, it can really
>> blow up.
>> Does anyone else have experience using do-ocracy at a large scale, and
>> how has it worked out for you?
>> -- 
>> @tsaylor
>> http://www.timsaylor.com/
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