John Buck

John Buck

GovernanceAlive LLC
location_on United States

Member since 5 years


John Buck

Specialises In
adaptive-management agile agile-company agile-mindset agilebossanova agility-at-scale appraisals beyond-budgeting beyondbudgeting bossanova business-agility collaboration company-wide-agile complexity continuous-improvement enterprise-agility experimentation-mindset leadership leading-the-change-culture open-space organizational-structure probes self-organization sociocracy team-culture thought-leader-panel vuca

John is a senior leader of GovernanceAlive LLC, a co-director of the nonprofit Center for Dynamic Community Governance, and a board member of Sociocracy For All.

He coauthored (with Sharon Villines) We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy (2nd Edition 2017) and also co-wrote (with Jutta Eckstein) Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy (2018). 

John has led dozens of business improvement projects for a variety of organizations, resulting in greater efficiency and increased employee engagement. He believes that such basic values as equality, liberty, and transparency can make our work places dramatically more sustainable, elegant, and profitable.

He excels in customizing solutions to each organization’s particular concerns, work schedules, and professional areas. His clients span the globe and include plastics manufacturers, colleges and universities, long-term care facilities, co-housing groups, and software companies.

Education and credentials

  • Master of Science degree in Quantitative Sociology, The George Washington University