John Buck

John Buck

Sr. Consultant
The Sociocracy Group
location_on United States

Member since 1 year


John Buck

Specialises In (based on submitted proposals)
sociocracy agility-at-scale complexity beyond-budgeting agile-company adaptive-management continuous-improvement enterprise-agility leadership self-organization organizational-structure agile vuca company-wide-agile open-space thought-leader-panel agile-mindset team-culture collaboration business-agility

A Certified Sociocratic Organizational Consultant, John is a senior consultant with The Sociocracy Consulting Group and a Division Leader for The Sociocracy Group, an international organization headquartered in the Netherlands. He is also co-director of the nonprofit Center for Dynamic Community Governance.

John has led dozens of sociocracy implementation 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 sociocracy principles 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.

John was the first person outside of The Netherlands to receive consultant certification from the Sociocratisch Centrum (now The Sociocracy Group) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He has translated numerous documents from the original Dutch and is coauthor (with Sharon Villines) of We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy.

Education and credentials

  • Master of Science degree in Quantitative Sociology, The George Washington University
  • Certified Sociocratic Organizational Consultant