This can be such an intersting conversation with many avenues.
I imagine it will get the farthest with a clear and limited focus. Assessing the needs for the integration is perhaps a good place to start?
But… what comes to mind is:
I am not familiar with the OBREDIMET process. But perhaps this is an opportunity:
Permaculture is many things, but the part where sociocracy and permaculture overlap is in the social technology - the social patters of activity.
So… a starting question might be:
How is a group OBREDIMET process usually facilitated?
Are there things which we can take from sociocracy to support and improve the process?
That’s a specific example, but this can be expanded:
What are key “social technologies” or decision making practices or concepts in permaculture which would either benefit from sociocratic influence OR which sociocracatic organizations can impliment?
Examples might be:
- cyclical budgeting models (from permaculture)
- the 8 forms of capital (from permaculture)
- using rounds (from sociocracy)
- domain and aim clarity within circles/groups (from sociocracy)
- clear meeting process & facilitation (from sociocracy)
- the understand-explore-decide model and proposal forming processes
The question I guess is:
Which are worthy of “best practices”? Which are key design tools?
Perhaps starting with a facilitated meeting process which already explores melding and mixing tools to answer this question would be a good starting point?