The reality of decentralized orgs - scale, trust, and flow of information


Decentralized organizations are on the rise wherever people are aware of the demands in an increasingly complex and unpredictable world. To be more responsive, resilient and competitive, all one needs to do is decentralise and let decisions be made on lower levels of the organisations.

Yet, in reality, it's not as easy as it sounds. The more decentralized teams are, the more attention we have to pay attention to flow of information and trust between individuals and between teams, and to clarity on the purpose of the organisation.

In this presentation, Ted Rau, operational leader of Sociocracy For All and co-author of the 2018 handbook Many Voices One Song. Shared Power with Sociocracy will talk about doable changes in structure, mindset and power dynamics to support happier people in more productive organizations.

Following Teds presentation Vincent van der Lubbe (executive coach/trainer, and former Chair of Sociocracy for All) and David Bovill (Partnership Manager DEIP) will do a 10 minute presentation on a series of follow on workshops / conversations around the challenges of decentralised organisations.

We will collect and prioritise topics before breaking out into World cafe type sessions - with summaries recorded - with the participants sharing and building on their experiences and challenges.