I think this definitely needs to be properly looked at and debated again.
I’m happy to help engage in conversation, create a formal HIP proposal, and assist with implementation in Paula’s very regretable abscence.
PoH grew considerably the past year, yet miscommunication, fragmentation, and overall producitivity (outside of the coding ‘team’) is visibly unsatisfactory, alongside governance methodology.
I think the DAO size surpassed the point we can just spread debate across an increasing number of TG/Discord/Twitter channels in a unsuitably unstructured manner. I am certainly not the first to highlight how difficult it is getting to follow information.
Secondly, this isn’t unique to us, it is also in active discussion over at CityDAO and they are working toward a streamlined governance and CIP ( HIP ) process using Pol.is ! ( here is a debate report illustrating how it works. I am impressed with the results and analytical breakdown of human opinion)
My actionable suggestion going forward:
Use something like Trello. It was and still is incredibly successful for both remote working teams, and indepedent project managers such as designers with public orders.
Either we commission a DAO member to code an in-house version that a future DAO lead / DAOplomat can then administrate.
Or we use Trello / a similar such provider in Web 3.
Using such a system allows us to create a clear workspace for the following:
- A list of short, mid, and long-term goals
- Progress on said goals
- Clear illustration of who is working on those goals
- Easy to contact people working on goals and create an informal ‘team’ should they wish
- An easy way to implement retroactive funding, or pre-approve funding for projects with initial expenses
- Ensures significantly less effort duplication
- Clarify how much treasury funding is actually available for projects and where it is being allocated
With our current system, to get involved with a project users have to blindly search around telegram groups, discord, and the forums to even figure out who is working on something, if its even being worked on, where it is in development, if there is funding, who is doing what, etc.
Concerning hiring said DAO Lead to help operate PoH communication and a governance system
Hiring such an individual recieved quite significant resistance in telegram discussion as being ‘unecessary’ . I would like to highlight that Kleros has a job opening for that exact role right now at $75k-$150k p/y, along with several other similar roles. If Kleros needs one, so does PoH (although I don’t think our treasury can support quite the same generous salary)
Concerning this issue of “preferntial treatment” or "beaurocracy"
This is virtually a non-issue. If someone comes with a project and the DAO indicates interest for it to be added to the ‘Trello-style’ environment to engage recruiting a team and funding, then it can be added. Even projects that recieve negative response can still be added and worked on by those that believe it justifiable to do so and present their findings to the DAO. The important thing is to know these things are happening and have an easy place to glean that information
What is and isn’t prioritized is currently decided by the DAO. A ‘Trello-style’ system is just a visual representation of that.
The DAO lead administrating this system as one of their responsibilities can simply have it written into to their hiring contract that they don’t have dictorial say in what is and isn’t added to the system.
To conclude, being a DAO doesn’t mean we have to be unorganized or anarchist. Nor should we just continue our current strategy of waiting for good governance to happen on the backs of volunteers and chance.