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Guides & Practices
Guides & Practices

5 Steps to Collaborative funding

Francesca Pick, Kate Beecroft

A five step guide to running participatory proposal and budgeting processes in collaborative groups and organizations.

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Articles
Articles

How to Remote — common challenges with remote work

by Joriam Philipe

The invisible challenge of remote work is that many things happen automatically when you’re face to face — and it might take you a while to realize what’s missing in online interaction.

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Tools & Templates
Tools & Templates

Cobudget

Cobudget is a tool that makes it easy for groups to allocate funds collaboratively and transparently.

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Articles
Articles

The Dissensus Protocol: governing differences in peer-to-peer online communities

Jaya Brekke, Kate Beecroft, Francesca Pick

Peer-to-peer networks and protocols have inspired new ideas and ideologies about governance, with the aim of using technology to enable horizontal and decentralised decision making at scale. This paper introduces the concept of ‘dissensus’ from political theory to debates about peer governance in online communities

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Audio & Video
Audio & Video

Masks Off: Leadership Strategies

Francesca Pick

Francesca Pick talks about how to replace traditional business structures with more networked ones

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Tools & Templates
Tools & Templates

Loomio

Loomio is a tool for collaborative decision-making. As a fellow Enspiral Venture, Loomio is a foundational element in our toolbox.

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Articles
Articles

Run a kick-ass collaborative funding round in 5 steps

by Francesca Pick

Organizations need to be able to make decisions about how to allocate resources. Especially for self-managing, participatory, or ‘teal’ organizations, there is a lack of collaborative decision-making models and tools around money.

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Tools & Templates
Tools & Templates

Maptio

Tom Nixon

The simplest way to visualise self-managing organizations: Circles, People, Roles

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Audio & Video
Audio & Video

Engendered Podcast

Susan Basterfield

Susan Basterfield and Gina Stevens-Rembe talk about Enspiral and its feminist business ecosystem.

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Articles
Articles

Collaborative funding as a tool for agency & shared responsiblity

by Francesca Pick

Here is how the League of Intrapreneurs engaged their global community of ambassadors by letting them to allocate 30 000 € through collaborative funding. An interview with global catalysts Maggie de Pree & Florencia Estrade.

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Books
Books

Collective Presencing

Ria Baeck

What becomes possible when we are truly present together? with one another? within a team? steps to take and pitfalls to avoid.

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Articles
Articles

Reinventing Business Education

by Susan Basterfield

We have a choice about how we want to work. Will we settle for the old paradigm of the corporation, or have we mustered the courage to create new systems that better reflect our needs and potential?

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Books
Books

Moose Heads on the Table

Lisa Gill

What does leadership look like in a company with no bosses? How do you develop a culture that allows self-managing organisations to thrive? In this book, Lisa Gill and Karin Tenelius share stories and insights from nearly twenty years of coaching teams and organisations to become self-managing.

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Guides & Practices
Guides & Practices

Rethinking Organizations: Human Services

Susan Basterfield

Rethinking Organisations enabled Support Providers in Western Australia to explore alternative organisational theory and practices that could potentially benefit the human services sector. This resource shares the outcomes and learnings from this project.

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Audio & Video
Audio & Video

Team Human Interview with Douglas Rushkoff

Susan Basterfield, Anthony Cabraal

Anthony Cabraal and Susan Basterfield discuss the power of working together, building on ideas “good enough to try,” and creating a space where it’s “safe to fail.”

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Articles
Articles

Cut the bullshit: organizations with no hierarchy don’t exist

by Francesca Pick

Do completely horizontal organizations truly exist? Fueled by excitement about self-management, bossless leadership and models such as Holacracy, we increasingly hear unrealistic claims about the potential of “flat organizations”.

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Guides & Practices
Guides & Practices

Designing positive platforms: a guide for a governance-based approach

Alícia Trepat, Ana Manzanedo

This guide presents the key positive design principles to build caring and inclusive organizations. These principles are the result of the study of 15 organizations (which can be found at the end of this document) and the underlying principles and best practices they have in common.

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Books
Books

Better Work Together

Enspiral

A collection of stories and tools from the front lines of the future of working together. A collectively produced book by members of the Enspiral community, and actively supported by Greaterthan.

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Audio & Video
Audio & Video

Management 3.0 Happiness at work

Kate Beecroft

What is so important about community in business? Kate Beecroft talks community, money, transparency and bibliotherapists.

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Books
Books

Work with Source

Tom Nixon

Realise big ideas, organise for emergence and work artfully with money. A guide based on Peter Koenig's "Source Principles".

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Tools & Templates
Tools & Templates

Wise Agenda

Elena Denaro

A useful team meeting template that helps you create a dynamic and collectively held agenda. Adapted from Percolab.

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Books
Books

Lead Together

Susan Basterfield, Travis Marsh, Brent Lowe

Lead Together illuminates practices from the leaders of more than sixty scaling businesses at the vanguard of this movement about the on-the-ground challenges and rewards of adopting a new paradigm for work.

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Articles
Articles

Money is a story: let’s tell a new one

by Kate Beecroft

The dominant story of money is one where competition for scarce resources is at the heart of social and economic life. Yet our relationship to money remains a deeply personal thing — complicated, heartbreaking, uplifting, stressful.

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Guides & Practices
Guides & Practices

Greaterthan Handbook

Greaterthan

Our living guide to how Greaterthan works as an organization.

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Articles
Articles

Scanning the European Ecosystem of Distributed Ledger Technologies for Social and Public Good

Kate Beecroft

This Science for Policy report explores the current status of the field of Distributed Ledger Technologies both theoretically and empirically, in the framework of the project #DLT4Good: Co-creating a European Ecosystem of DLTs for Social and Public Good.

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Articles
Articles

Sharing Power by Sharing Money: Cobudget in Enspiral

Francesca Pick

The Enspiral Network has been practising collaborative funding since 2013. As the network’s needs and realities have changed over the years, this practice we call ‘cobudgeting’, has evolved alongside it.

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Articles
Articles

Investing surplus for impact: Cobudgeting at Outlandish

by Kate Beecroft

How Outlandish, a web services consultancy based in London uses Cobudget to democratically distribute dividends to all cooperative members as a way to invest in new projects they care about.

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Guides & Practices
Guides & Practices

The TAO of the DAO

Francesca Pick, Kate Beecroft

A handbook on the human side of budgeting and financial decision-making for Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs).

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Articles
Articles

How to use cobudgeting for member engagement

by Francesca Pick

How the Institute for Evolutionary Leadership, a self-managed community of practitioners has been using cobudgeting for over many years to engage and empower their members.

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Guides & Practices
Guides & Practices

Ouishare Handbook

Ouishare Community

A guide to how the Ouishare community works and governs itself. We contribute to this handbook as active community members.

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Guides & Practices
Guides & Practices

Enspiral Handbook

Enspiral Network

A handbook to Enspiral's structures and practices for community members and the world. As active community members, we contribute and support this handbook.

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Audio & Video
Audio & Video

Make Things That Matter with Andrew Skotzko

Susan Basterfield

Susan Basterfield shares her experience with decentralized team structures and participatory decision-making.

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Articles
Articles

Better Work Together: the story behind the book

by Anthony Cabraal

This is the story behind Better Work Together, Enspiral's first book, co-authored by a collection of 11 members. A book about their personal journeys with the network and how the power of community can transform your business.

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Audio & Video
Audio & Video

Leadermorphosis Podcast

Lisa Gill

Leadermorphosis is a podcast exploring the emerging world of self-management and progressive organisations. Hosted by Lisa Gill, each episode features a guest thought leader or practitioner offering a unique perspective on new and innovative ways of working.

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