Beyond the Rules

World events are happening at pace and without precedence. Amidst the seismic changes many are experiencing, we see new connections, calls to action and impetus for better change. This is as true for collective global issues such as climate change and the pandemic, as it is for hyper local communities, cities and localities that want to see change where they live.

Beyond the Rules is an exciting collective enquiry into systemic governance and the inequalities people experience in relation to decision making and power structures in organisations. We also explore how, even in the world of ‘social good’ these inequalities are re-produced and replicated in structures, governance and performance management relationships we create in our work.

The Democratic Society has been working with Black Thrive Lambeth, Dark Matter Labs, Lankelly Chase and York Multiple Complex Needs Network to research and define an understanding of governance that is more open, more accessible and shared with more authenticity. Our exploration uses journeys of change and growth in our own organisations to discover what’s happening, and to help us move forward to meet the challenges that the future is holding.

We are sharing this learning with others. We want to create a community of potential friends and allies, and continue exploring, testing and challenging the way we approach social good.

World events are happening at pace and without precedence. Amidst the seismic changes many are experiencing, we see new connections, calls to action and impetus for better change. This is as true for collective global issues such as climate change and the pandemic, as it is for hyper local communities, cities and localities that want to see change where they live.

Beyond the Rules is an exciting collective enquiry into systemic governance and the inequalities people experience in relation to decision making and power structures in organisations. We also explore how, even in the world of ‘social good’ these inequalities are re-produced and replicated in structures, governance and performance management relationships we create in our work.

The Democratic Society has been working with Black Thrive Lambeth, Dark Matter Labs, Lankelly Chase and York Multiple Complex Needs Network to research and define an understanding of governance that is more open, more accessible and shared with more authenticity. Our exploration uses journeys of change and growth in our own organisations to discover what’s happening, and to help us move forward to meet the challenges that the future is holding.

We are sharing this learning with others. We want to create a community of potential friends and allies, and continue exploring, testing and challenging the way we approach social good.

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