Gaia discussed Edo’s experience of moving towards becoming a Next Stage Organisation. She highlighted different types of decision making, including top-down decision making, consensus and voting.
Next Stage Organisations are idea-led, which involves asking the experts in the area, asking who will be directly affected by what you want to do, then consider and just make the decision. This allows you to make a decision in which you have considered the people who know about it, considered the consequences and the decision has not become diluted.
If something doesn’t work, you need to have a zero blame policy, so people feel they can try things, learn from mistakes and move on.
Edo hold meet ups in Bristol and would love to chat with more people about their experiences.