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Self-Organising System (SOS)

Organising framework used by Extinction Rebellion
Last update: Jan 25, 2022

The Self-Organising System (SOS) is an organising system used by Extinction Rebellion, based on Holacracy. It helps movements organise, communicate and make decisions.

The SOS allows to proactively structure how to organise, allowing to reflect on your values and leave behind ways of working that reproduce injustices and emotional pain in society. The SOS is a tool for to decentralise and scale; form leaderful groups and mitigate for power.

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