At AhimsaGram, we began with using Sociocracy is a system of governance and realized that we were constantly seeking consent in almost every decision and that too while doing operations. This was very tiring for us to be socialising our decision making and then we came across Holacracy which showed us a clear movement strategy with distributed authority that brought role clarity and a concrete and effective ways of dealing with tensions. This not just allowed autonomy and freedom, it gave us tools to work interdependently too. With its integrative decision making process we could deal with different opinions and integrate the varied
We now use Holacracy actively. We believe in the spirit of experimentation and are putting our own self at stake in this experiment. Its an evolving organization which is doing a unique experiment in India. The place is built with the efforts of all those who have been with us since its inception.
As a living laboratory we go through challenges and celebrations as we want to see if human beings can create and run effective systems to work together for a shared purpose with self responsibility. Now we are more and more convinced with the tools offered and are looking forward to see what emerges from it.
Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
Nonviolent Communication is a communication process developed by Marshall Rosenberg in 1960s. It is based on the idea that all human beings have the capacity for compassion and only resort to violence or behavior that harms others when they are not able to find ways to meet their needs. It’s a way of communication which shows us how to express honestly while holding care for others. NVC empowers us to connect deeply with others and to form more compassionate relationships.