Forms of cooperation
Guild is an organization engaged in one or related activities, with a corpus of accumulated know-how, techniques, knowledge and experience available to everyone who joins the guild and which is the treasure of the guild and the means of its success. It is also a fee-based organization when it comes to salaries, with an internal and mutually agreed upon distribution of the rewards received among its members according to internal rules. It is a much more homegrown structure than a department in an enterprise, but much more versatile and powerful than an ad-hoc team (Ad-hoc), but also less coordinated than Ad-hoc. The guild fights for common victory as a unit, as the achievements of the guild are equal to the well-being of each member. The guild has an Sr. who is the guild’s representative to higher ups (or sponsors), but it’s worth noting that his rank (usually) does not entitle him to be a higher paid employee for that reason alone, only on merit.
Ad-hoc team - a short-term association of a small number of specialists from different fields to achieve a clearly defined goal within a certain timeframe. Distribution of payment is usually done by mutual agreement of all participants. In case of shirking from work or conflicts, an employee is removed from the team without any consequences (this is where a little extra care needs to be taken.). At the same time, such a team is usually recruited based on comprehensive data about candidates. The key advantage of ad-hoc teams is their ability to bring together diverse expertise and resources to tackle specific challenges efficiently. However, managing such teams effectively may require strong communication, collaboration, and project management skills, as well as the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
Free specialist ecosystem - has no pre-defined micro-organizations other than a single field - the entire project, e.g. Subspace. It has a database about each element open to all the many participants of the main entity, allowing them to join spontaneous Ad-hoc or other teams or to work individually.
ambassador - participant, specialist, member of the Subspace ambassador ecosystem
praise - achievement points, scorers, points, etc.
I aim so to make a favorable psychological and free market ecology. Maximum decentralized, but at the same time fair management and incentives.
- WHAT KIND OF STRUCTURE IS SUITABLE FOR AN AMBASSADORS’ COMMUNITY?
1.1. The Subspace ambassador community is an example of a guild by definition.
I’m going to assume counter questions right away…
– What about guildmaster? What about lead ambassadors? We wanted to make several different guilds, in which the most senior, most experienced professionals will be able to correct the work of all the others and be representatives in the highest governing bodies.
– The answer is this. A decentralized reward system is quite capable of ensuring the functioning of an ecosystem of ambassadors. The question is only in the technical realization. And here is a model for organizing such interaction of ambassadors “on the job” within Subspace. As everywhere else, decentralization - inside centralization - which inside decentralization - which… etc.
1.2. I propose to omit all these minor and far from balanced divisions into guilds or other entities, but to give special properties to the specialists themselves. I propose to consider three entity categories:
- Whole Subspace ambassadors ecosystem - as an arena of free specialists;
- Individual specialist;
- Ad-hoc team (a very important form of cooperation).