Most conversations around governance as progressive organisations form are either handwavy; “It’ll be flat and super democratic” or hyper-specific; “We’ll be using holocracy and a modified version of dot voting plus some Loomio – read this document”. Or worse, some mash-up of the two. This rarely ends well. Either the Tyranny of Structurelessness (cache) asserts its dread grip, or the pancake falls apart into a depressing soggy mess.
But we want to build dynamic, effective organisations that have a chance at living alongside rapacious capitalist analogues, and so we must relate to our stakeholders in ways which engage them, and which capitalism cannot copy or steal.
We must have good governance, and it must be engaging.
Life-like governance (cache)
Sometimes, the group is not ready. When you are already too deep (to keep the model of the article), it is very hard to make others join you. I have to admit it to myself and keep digging. There are plenty of groups out there!