John Buck

John Buck is President of the consultancy GovernanceAlive, LLC. By guiding clients in “rewiring” their basic power structure, he helps them achieve greater efficiency and increased employee engagement. Mr. Buck has run many training workshops and Sociocracy, and now BOSSA nova — Beyond Budgeting (B), Open Space (OS), Sociocracy (S), and Agile (A) — implementation projects for a variety of organizations and has extensive management experience with government and corporations, including managing large IT projects. His worldwide clients include plastics manufacturers, colleges and universities, long-term care facilities, cohousing groups, NGOs, and software companies. Currently, Mr. Buck is working with Fujitsu’s advanced software lab to develop Weaver, software that helps meetings go better – in-person, online, and asynchronously. He is the coauthor (with Jutta Eckstein) of the book Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy: Survive & Thrive on Disruption and coauthor (with Sharon Villine) of We the People: Consentingto a Deeper Democracy. He can be reached at