Scoping the current practice of dynamic governance in co-operatives
I'm currently putting together a proposal (invited to do so) to the UK Co-operative Governance Expert Reference Panel (of which I am a member) around their focus for the next couple of years. I'm proposing that we look at the emerging popularity of dynamic governance (sociocracy for example) in co-operatives and particularly co-operatives that may never physically meet. I'm thinking that the emerging practice in platform co-ops will be particularly interesting, but with application for more traditional large co-operatives.
I'm interested in your opinion of the questions we should be addressing. I include below my initial thoughts around this and you can see an earlier thought piece here.
The questions I've come up with so so far:
What is dynamic governance (what are we including?)?
Which co-ops are using dynamic governance?
What are the differences between the different models/instances?
What are the benefits?
What are the downsides?
How well do current resources around good co-op governance apply to this practice?