OVERVIEW & PURPOSE
Our primary purpose is to make known important and unintuitive ideas about politics, economics and the long term future of civilization, Specifically those regarding the precursors and drivers of swarm intelligence technology.
We gather into large groups. In these groups we research, brainstorm, write and promote high quality written publications (e.g. books, essays, treatises) and documents using advanced methods and techniques for group work.
Trust Zones represent the amount of trust the organization(as a whole) has in any given member. The Trust Zones are ordered from 1-10. The higher the Trust Zone you are in the more benefits and responsibilities you will be given.
There are Agents, who are given clearance to modify the Trust Zone spreadsheet and announce new projects. There are partners, who have decision making power over Information Technology, Legal and Financial Systems or Issues.
In order to move through the Trust Zones, you either need 3 endorsements (from Co-workers within your Trust Zone) or 1 recommendation (from Co-Workers above your Trust Zone). If you have not yet reached Trust Zone 6, you can be demoted at will (if any other Co-worker decides to demote you using the advice process). After Trust Zone 6 you can only be demoted by those who are in or beyond your Trust Zone.
THE ADVICE PROCESS
The advice process is one of our main decision making processes. Members are allowed to make a decision (to endorse or recommend) on condition that they seek advice from 10 co-workers.
6 of these co-workers should be stakeholders (those who will be affected by the decision), 3 of the coworkers should be people with more knowledge of the issue than others in the organization (Expert Advisors). 1 of these Advisors should be an Executive (Agent or Partner). The executive can then approve the decision proposal or recommend that you seek advice from more stakeholders.
To be clear, every member has conditional(on executive approval) executive power in two domains of decision making.
2: Recruitment/ Suspension
Suspending a member simply means marking them as a pariah. With executive approval they will be removed from the network and disinvited from group projects for a specific time period or until further notice.
Valid Reasons for Promotion:
You may only obtain executive approval if you have valid reasons for the promotion. These reasons include:
1: Did more work than expected during projects (went the extra mile)
2: Consistently attends work sessions
3: Place an Average of 10 Todo List Items per day during the last month.
4: Completed all of the Todo List Items(last month) and modified/deleted them when they were in conflict with a Co-workers Todo List (or ethics).
Valid Reasons for Demotion:
1: Agitating other members and creating a toxic work environment
2: Failing to create and complete at least 3 Todo List items every day.
3: Creating Todo List items which are either irrelevant or contrary to our organizational goals.
4: Doing something in the interest of the syndicate without declaring it on the Todo List
5: Failing to ask for advice from relevant stakeholders and experts when a decision is made.
6: Failing to seek executive approval after advice has been obtained.
7: Failing to attend a work session or project meeting on time.
8: Failing to answer emails or text messages promptly.
Valid Reason for Suspension:
1: Deleting work during projects in a way that sets back the efforts of other members.
2: Deleting Co-workers Todo Lists on the To Do List Spreadsheet.
3: Deleting Advice or Proposals from the Promotion/Demotion Spreadsheet.
4: Any other malicious or Illegal activity.
5: Being demoted from Trust Zone 1.
6: Using written material created by the community without permission.
TODO LIST COORDINATION
Before any action(no matter how small) is taken towards the goals of the syndicate, every member needs to go to the Todo List spreadsheet and write their current and planned actions in one of the columns as a Todo List.
This allows every other member to see what you are planning to do. This way they can either warn you that your planned actions are in conflict (or redundant)with their to do list (or possibly illegal or unethical). They can also offer to assist you on a specific set of Todo List items.
Everyone can see what everyone else is doing (or plans to do) in real time, this should facilitate spontaneous organization.