The thread of continuous improvement
We recognize that we will never have a 100% perfect way of working together. There will always be space for improvement.
Therefore, we want to
be open for reflection
Learn from experiences
Continuously improve how we work together
In this thread, we can bundle current problems & opportunities and document potential solution ideas (anyone can add to it). People can then subsequently take up problems, opportunities or solutions and work them out (if so, tag yourself next to a topic, others can join). If anything is unclear, please ask and we can talk it out together here.
Specific proposals & concrete suggestions that require some discussion should be posted as separate threads.
Problems & Opportunities
Lack of accountability/responsibility in the current consensual do-ocracy definition
It is not clear how decisions can be reached when there is disagreement
it is not clear how to contest other people's advice processes
language is too difficult to understand
Not enough guidance to people who have an idea and want to implement it
Meetings are not so well tied into the online space (e.g. outcomes of meetings)
When implementing some of these solutions, try to go about it in a way that is compatible with "how we work together". So for some smaller edits (like language), a quick comment/check-in is probably fine. For bigger changes, try to apply some form of a bigger discussion
The short definition: @waldo @Alexxx
adopt new definition of consensual do-ocracy that adopts the accountability concept
potentially add in a line about "consentual" regarding the people that are impacted
Working on a soution
Advice Process definition @waldo @Alexxx
Add in the conflict escalation process in the advice process
Add in the concept of "consent" (not consensus) in the advice process at the point of decision
Add in accountability in the advice process
Separate the advice process into 2 parts: (1) seeking advice/input and (2) the proposal process
flesh out the role(s) of meetings here
simplify the language in the advice process
visualize the process to make it easier to understand
working on a solution
separate the advice processes to another Talk group instead of in the main planning group + explain reasoning behind it
make a template for the note keeper, so it is easier to read afterwards and ppl are more likely to make (good) notes
refine the meeting slidedeck template
Build Loomio plugin to allow people to pick a format when making a new thread @waldo & @Jan Thomas
organize a day to do all of the above in a vision-driven collaborative way @Hanna-Maija (Animal) & @waldo
walto started a time poll February 27th, 2020 02:01
Decide on "how we work together" Closed 2:00pm - Sunday 1 Mar 2020
We will get together this Saturday at 14:30 to decide on the final wording, structure and roll-out of the changes in the advice process, short definition of consensual do-ocracy, and how this is implemented.
Given that we will only have 2 hours, the goal of this meeting will be to decide on what was discussed online. This meeting will not be a work meeting where we go through the wording one by one.
Please come prepared to the meeting, by reading the google doc and potentially adding other proposals in the google doc. For reference, here is the google doc again: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15WfrSqvrmhT2S6AAyrpMV1oSBpAn_uciqXFAh2vDeNU/edit#
We realized the consensual do-ocracy short definition and the advice process are just not good enough and need some love and attention. This results in this google doc where we explore different wordings and structures. This is also a blocker for removing the pause on making decisions.
After you have familiarized yourself with this document and have made (possible) edits, what about joining the meeting to finalize and decide on a final wording of the consensual do-ocracy short definition, the advice process, conflict escalation, meetings, and how we show this information and where people discuss advice processes?
The people at this meeting will be:
most of the people in the Kiez Burn e.V. board
How will the decision be taken?
if no consensus, then consent (where you might disagree with the outcome, you agree with the process)
Consent is defined as “not having significant objections (to a certain proposal)”. If an affected person cannot accept the proposed action, they state their objections with reasons that can be understood by the others. The responsibility of all is to listen with the intent to understand and adapt the proposal to minimize possible risks. Consensing does not require agreement, affirmation or even preference. Consent is reached by choosing the proposal with the least objections. The lowest level of objection — resistance — results to the highest acceptance. (source)
If the above fails, we will try to force a decision and make a democratic vote if no important blockers are raised.
Werkstatt Haus der Statistik
7 March 14:30h-16:30h
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