Some questions and clarifications.
We are an organization that continuously has day visitors or new short term drop in people that come to the meetings, especially during high season. “Everyone has a voice” can become disruptive to the integrity of the meetings due to limited interactions with the projects by many of the attendees. Can we clarify for everyone that “all circle members with roles” will have a chance to speak? Or some threshold of commitment (3 months?) to be here co-creating with us?
On the other hand, we have very few committed people filling roles at this time. Especially in the rainy season we often have not enough people to feel like we can make decisions. Can we clarify how many people or what roles we need to have present to make decisions? What is the process for moving decisions forward if there is low turnout?
Thank you Tim for voicing your concerns and participating in the conversation.
To clarify, my intention with this starting version of this post: Sociocracy on the DBC, is about gathering broad guides on how to use Sociocracy. I do want to keep improving it to make it more clear how they are actually used by our collective as we refine on how Sociocracy is used, and also enabled through governance agreements.
This should be complemented with governance agreements like very specifically around what is DBC membership, and who gets to vote on the different decision making spaces. This is of most importance so I want to help with drafting this policy and pass it through our governance. So the difference is that an agreement would be on the Proposals category and have proper status when it is approved through our collective governance.