Inclusive Organisational Technology Research

Self-Organizing is the natural way that cells have made it through evolution to become the magic that we see all around us everyday.  Many animal formations are great examples of this today, such as colonies of ants or geese flying in formation over long distances. It doesn’t seem to come as naturally however to many of modern society’s organizations and groups of people. Which tools and technology do we have available to us as a movement to become better, and more inclusive, at organizing ourselves?


Project Aims

Development & research into inclusive organization modes (technology and tools) within self-organised bodies / communities to be developed and revised by teams / circles.

Research, testing and prototyping into inclusive ways that is documented and shared widely within the community.


Research: Aimee Fenech, Meyi Lekuona

Consultant: Andy Goldring

Reporting Officer: Aline VaMo


Prototyping, Next Steps Project

objectives 2023

Objective 1: Review and update the aims of the CoLab as an exercise in simplification.

Objective 2: Simple review of available tools (S3 etc).

Objective 3: Description of current situation (working / not working / gaps).

Objective 4: Development of simple new ‘User Guide/Handbook’.

Objective 5: Documenting the process of how the above is done to be shared as a case study.


Objective 1: Simplified Mission, Vision and Aims consented by the CoLab community:

Objective 2: Review of available tools:

Form sent out to all CoLab members, explaining what our research is about:

Results gathered in NextCloud sheet:

Futher tools researched and added to the following baserow database:
(link to come)

Objective 3: Description of working – not working – gaps

Survey was included in the form sent out to all CoLab members under Objective 2, results were harvested here:

Observe by Mapping, for ease of Analysis – Miroboard

PDF for ease of sharing visuals

Objective 4: Development of Simple New User Guide

More translations underway

Objective 5: Document the above process as a case study: (edited) 

objectives 2024

Objective 1: Research and document the term INCLUSIVE

Objective 2: Research how others do it

Objective 3: Train on the optimal use of and document the use of open source digital Tools for collaboration

Objective 4: Research and share an article (in English, French, Spanish) on the topic: Simple English and Gender Inclusive Writing