A successful organisational democracy programme needs four key components: planning, training, implementation and review.

 

exitPlan: Organisational democracy needs careful planning to assess where collective decision-making can have the most beneficial impact on your organisation and to determine the tools that will work best to achieve your goals. Depending on requirements, we may recommend running an internal pilot project to test the readiness of your organisation to fully commit to collaborative decision-making.

 

Training

Train: We ensure you get the most out of your organisational democracy programme by training your staff on best practices. This can include formulating proposals for decision, moderating discussion responsibly and objectively, encouraging participation and defining levels of agreement and abstention.

 

Implement

Implement: Your first implementation can be daunting, but we will be on-hand with advice and support at every step of the process. Whether you need help in setting the parameters of a decision, technical support, or dealing with an unexpected challenge, we are there for you 24/7.

 

review-long2Review: Post-decision assessment and revision are vitally important but can be easy to neglect. We will obtain detailed feedback from your participants to identify motivations and concerns. We will also help you challenge how quickly and effectively collaborative decisions have resulted in policy changes and what can be done to further optimise the credibility of the collaborative process. Finally, we will present you with detailed recommendations on adjusting your processes to improve both the quantity and quality of participation.