Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of projects/leadership-committee/democracy/wg-concerns


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Jun 3, 2013, 10:15:25 PM (6 years ago)
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Daniel Kahn Gillmor
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    1313  * support-team
    1414  * organizational development
    15   * others as needs arise... (how do members form a new working group?)
     15  * we will establish a process for forming new working groups
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    1717Setting up any working group needs to include defining the scope for that WG.
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    19 The term "core membership" refers to all people who are either on staff or in any working group.
     19The term "core membership" refers to all people who are either on staff or active participants in any working group.
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    2121=== Working Group Responsibilities ===
     
    2323Each working group has a set of responsibilities:
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    25  * regular reportbacks to the lowdown about ongoing work
     25 * exciting contributions to the lowdown about ongoing work, new projects
     26 * at least one active participant from each WG needs to report back to the core membership during regular core meetings and to the full membership at the annual meeting.
    2627 * maintain an easily-accessible way for members to find out what the working groups are, and how to contact them.  This allows members to interact with and guide a working group without needing to commit to full participation in it.
    2728 * Each working group should maintain a publicly-archived mailing list.
     29 * Maintaining a viable set of active participants and recruiting and welcoming new participants
    2830
    2931=== Working group membership ===
     
    3638 * a careful and thoughtful WG membership process tends to create mutual commitment from all parties involved instead of fly-by-night flakiness
    3739 * but barriers to entry discourage participation
    38  * isolated cabals are bad
     40 * we do not want to encourage or enable small groups of people to reserve decision-making power for themselves
    3941
    4042=== Staff membership ===
     
    4850=== Decision Making and Conflict Resolution ===
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    50 We don't currently have a clear breakdown of how decisions get made at MF/PL.  We need one.  It should include:
     52We don't currently have a clear breakdown of how decisions get made at MF/PL.  Under any organizational model, we need one.  Such a breakdown should include:
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    52  * What different types of decisions are being made
    53  * who initiates a given type of decision
    54  * who needs to be consulted
    55  * who needs to approve
     54 * What different types of decisions are being made?
     55 * who initiates a given type of decision?
     56 * who needs to be consulted?
     57 * who needs to approve?
    5658 * who needs to be informed?
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    58 Each working group should make decisions within its scope.
     60Each working group should make decisions within its scope of work.
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    6062There are a set of shared MF/PL guidelines that we expect all WGs to adhere to:
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    62  * respectful communication
    63  * working groups need to listen to the concerns of MF/PL members who are not WG participants
    64  * we strive for consensus, and presume that is the baseline for decision-making, WGs may choose their specific implementation of consensus
     64 * respectful and anti-oppressive communication
     65 * working groups need to listen to and address the concerns of MF/PL members who are not WG participants
     66 * we strive for consensus, and presume that is the baseline for decision-making. WGs may choose their specific implementation of consensus
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    66 Conflict resolution:
    67 
    68  * we need to plan out a conflict resolution approach both between and within WGs: decision-making should be how it normally works, and conflict-resolution is for when decision-making process breaks down
     68We need to plan out a conflict resolution approach both between and within WGs: decision-making should be how it normally works, and conflict-resolution is for when decision-making process breaks down
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    7070=== Meetings ===
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    72 There should be at least one annual in-person meeting for the entire core.
     72There should be at least one annual in-person meeting for the entire core, similar to the current yearly LC meetings.
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    74 the core should have regular (monthly?) synchronous meetings where WGs report back on new commitments formed and progress on outstanding commitments.
     74The core should have regular (monthly?) synchronous meetings where WGs report back on new commitments formed and progress on outstanding commitments.
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    7676We encourage individual working groups to schedule in-person meetings when possible.
     
    7878Staff has a regular weekly meeting.
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    80 There should be an annual membership meeting that takes place in multiple locations simultaneously and is available over the internet where possible.
     80There should be an annual membership meeting that takes place in multiple physical locations simultaneously and is available over the internet where possible.
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    8282== Concerns ==