Double linking

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Double linking is an organizing principle developed by Gerard Endenburg, a Dutch engineer, as part of the so-called sociocratic circular method. It operates as an extension of Rensis Likert's (single) linking pin. In the sociocratic approach, decision-making is structured in circles. Each circle is connected to the next higher circle by way of the functional leader (appointed in the next higher circle) and a representative chosen in the circle. Both the functional leader and the representative participate in policy decisions taken in the lower as well as higher circle.[1] [2]

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  1. ^ "Principles and Practices of Sociocracy". Sociocracy. 
  2. ^ Romme, A.G.L. (1996). "Making organizational learning work: consent and double linking between circles." European Management Journal, 14(1), 69-75. doi:10.1016/0263-2373(95)00048-8