How do we work together?
Over the last decade, I experimented with various forms of social organization. WIth the Evolver Network, I helped to launch a nonprofit organization that sought to create local community groups around a set of topics that related to the idea of a "transformational culture." We had over 50 local groups around the world. The way we organized it was like a wheel with a center and spokes. The center was the Evolver HQ in NYC. We would define themes for the monthly gatherings that the local groups put on. We asked a lot from our volunteers - who were enthusiastic - but we didn't have clear ways of rewarding them. Over time it became a drain on them. Although we wanted to create an open-sourced, emergent movement, because the people running it were defining the movement's activities from the center of the wheel, it felt a bit hierachical and centralized.
What seems possible is to use new social tools to help create a truly decentralized, nonhierarchical, fractal model of a new organization... I am hoping HyLo as well as Loomio will be useful for this. I don't have a name for this - probably the name would also have to emerge from some consensus process. Perhaps we can discuss the principles and practices of this emergent network or movement here, if such a thing truly wants to emerge. Perhaps we can even launch it together?#intention