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Sociocracy in co-operative organisations

Open elections

The fourth component of sociocracy is open elections – a system known as the Selection Process in which role holders are chosen through open discussion and Consent rather than by secret ballot.

The election process enables Circle members to discuss the skills and attributes required for any given position and determine which of their members best fits the role. This is an open and transparent method aimed at promoting power sharing.


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