For a long time I have felt that democracy is out of date and that there must be a better system for organising complex human society. Sort of SF on a macro level. I came across Brian Robertson who created a software company called Ternary Software
to implement and prove all the modern practices for software developement and human organisation. The theories had to be practical and work to run a successful organisation.
The new approach is called Holacracy
. Holacracy is organisation not in top down but in more of circles with self organisation processes. Kind of a fractal process. Each of the circles are double linked from a lead link to a project team. This setup provides feedback loops.
The analogy that Brian uses is that if you tried to ride a bike like you organised an organisation you would try to plan every tiny correction to steering the handle bars before actually taking off rather adapting in the moment every moment.
Brian differentiates between self directed and self organising. The organisation sets the direction and the organisation self organises around this direction. He describes a very evolutionary approach rather than revolutions. Starting with where ever organisations are at.
His company, Ternary, has been very successful and has won awards for best democractic workplace, profit, best places to work, and spirit at work.