For the team of co-workers, we aim to be self-organising along the lines of Teal, or Sociocracy 3.0. Ours is a practical approach navigating our way one step at a time through the uncertainty, not afraid to step back if things don’t work out or resonate.
For meetings and discussions with the other members of the co-operative we use mainly circle work, as we listen to each other and slowly emerge the common theme that can be implemented. It can be complex at times, but we have the tools to work in this context and so we have patience with each other and the process.
Teal is the name Frédéric Laloux gave to this type of self-organisation in his book re-inventing organisations.
Sociocracy is the name of a hybrid movement that combines scientific method, with circle meeting practice, and agile and lean methodology.