Common Ground seeking

In the discussion following that fascinating webinar, one participant asked what to do in difficult meetings

John replied:

Start by addressing pain in the room. Even individually at first, “Are you happy with how our meetings are going?” what is first thing people want to change? Are they willing to experiment?

(see p12 of webinar notes)

Here is a research question for you dear reader:
How does this evidence the common ground between sociocracy and permaculture?