Sociocracy 3.0 in an Nutshell


Adaptable patterns, independent and mutually reinforcing, to help you with all aspects of collaboration


A coherent way for growing organizational integrity and developing an agile mindset


Un-centralized distribution and a Creative Commons Free Culture license eliminates barriers to entry

Driver for Creating Sociocracy 3.0

In 2014 we came together to co-create a body of Creative Commons licensed learning resources, synthesizing ideas from Sociocracy, Agile and Lean. We discovered that organizations of all sizes need a flexible menu of practices and structures – appropriate for their specific context – that enable the evolution of a sociocratic and agile mindset to achieve greater coherence, effectiveness, fulfillment and wellbeing.

James Priest and Bernhard Bockelbrink

Dive into Sociocracy 3.0

To help you discover, apply and teach the seventy patterns in Sociocracy 3.0 we offer a growing variety of free resources about Sociocracy 3.0, which are translated by the community into several different languages.

Latest Updates and Translations of the Sociocracy 3.0 Practical Guide

As you know, we regularly review and update S3 to integrate learning from real-life applications in organizations around the world. Our last big update to the Practical Guide was in December 2019, followed by another release in April/ May 2020. You can always find the...

New Release of the Sociocracy 3.0 Practical Guide, August 2018

We’re delighted to share the latest refinements and updates to Sociocracy 3.0 in this new release of the S3 Practical Guide. We've improved around 40 pattern descriptions, added numerous glossary terms and 4 new patterns: Check In Co-create Proposals Prepare for...

More resources, more formats, more languages!

We redesigned our resources page and added new content: the latest version of the S3 Practical Guide is now available in both English and German, and there are also Beta versions in French and Hebrew. there are complete English and German versions of the S3 Posters...

Explanation of Recent Changes to “S3 – A Practical Guide”

Following a significant update to the Sociocracy 3.0 Practical Guide last October (2017), we got together to talk through the changes we’d made and the reasons why. Here’s a transcript of that conversation to help you keep up-to-date with the ongoing evolution of S3....

The Intentional Commitment for Practitioners and Teachers of Sociocracy 3.0

Sociocracy 3.0 experiments are running world-wide Knowledge and application of Sociocracy 3.0 is spreading fast, and its patterns are being utilized in a diversity of contexts: business, tech, academia, education, communities, families, intimate relationships,...

Intentional Commitment for Practitioners and Teachers of Sociocracy 3.0

Are you a practitioner or teacher in need of clear guidance on how to continually develop your experience and skills in sharing about and applying Sociocracy 3.0 patterns?

Are you a client or student needing support in selecting the people you wish to work with and learn from, according to their level of experience and the quality and integrity of their work?