Nurturing rooted organisations

Articles, books, and podcasts to help us root our organisations, internally and within the world around us


The Operating System Canvas
A tried and tested foundational springboard for self-organisation that's easy to apply and build from.

Brave New Work book
A deep dive into each area of the Operating System Canvas.

Emergent Strategy (to dive in deeper, you can buy the the book)
By understanding the elements of emergence (fractal - the small is the large - , interrelation and decentralisation, intentional adaptability, nonlinearity, and iterative change) we can seek to nurture the conditions for emergence: emergence of direction, emergence of ideas, emergence of member creativity.

Organisations as a commons
Elinor Ostrom won a nobel prize for her work in researching and sharing with the world the principles to follow to successful manage a commons. We can utilise these learnings to create organisations that become commons, stewarded by the members.

CommonS3nse Framework
Don't know where to start, whether from scratch or to adjust where you're at? S3 (sociocracy) patterns can be pulled-in as needed and these 10 core principles offer you a clear foundational starting point.

Lewis Deep Democracy
Deep Democracy builds a common language around decision making, power dynamics, and inclusion.

Non-Violent Communication
NVC is a language framework that can help us shift how we communicate our needs and experiences without blame, judgement, or domination.


Doughnut Economics
Ensuring that our organisations are acting within a safe and just space for humanity.

Impact Networks
Strenghtening our connections and integrating with local, regional, and global communities.