Updating OuiShare Values
At the last OuiShare Summit in Badajoz, we started a conversation around our values, asking ourselves if they needed some updating.
We started with a little experiment, that we’d like you to do yourself:
* Write down, from memory, OuiShare’s 10 values (try not to take more than 1 or 2 mins on this).
* Check out what they are here.
* Did you get them right? Do the values still feel right?
When we did it at the summit, there was quite a bit of discrepancy, and we felt that, given how OuiShare has grown, and the developments in our narrative, we might want to update them.
Maud and I have been talking about this, but we don’t want to proceed unless there is the desire for this from the community.
So here is our ask to you: please vote, over the next 3 weeks, if you think we should start a process (which we will design to be as smooth as possible) to update our values, or not. Also, if you’d be interested in getting involved, then comment below!
Here is a doc that summarises some of the discussion and thinking from the Summit.
Happy summer in the meantime!!
Elena & Maud
Elena Denaro started a proposal Tue 2 Aug 2016
Temperature Check: Should we update our values? Closed Tue 23 Aug 2016
We have a (lazy) consent so we're going on with this project!
Thanks all for your feedbacks, that we took into account to design a process to first assess and then update our values.
It seemed to us difficult to conduct the whole process IRL (we don't even know when the next summit is!), but also feel that in-person discussions can bring really valuable insights. So we thought of a process mixing online and offline discussions, with distributed workshops in the different regional communities.
Here a synthesis of the process we think about :
- A team of connectors ask the community : do we need to assess our values ? (done)
- The team launch the “Value retrospective survey”
- Synthesis of analysis of the survey by the team, with proposal for workshop structure to discuss at regional level
- Distributed workshops at regional levels to gather feedback and input
- Analysis of findings by team, consolidated into one final proposal and submitted to global community on Loomio.
- Online discussion, amendments and approving new set of values and associated practices.
- Updating OuiShare communication tools
You can read about the detailed process here : https://lc.cx/oowm
We're aware it could be a long process, but as there's no rush it made sense for us to do things nicely.
Please comment in this loomio thread how you feel about it (especially the distributed regional workshops) and if you have any objection to try this process ?
We "meet" again on the 14th with Elena for the survey design, tell us if you want to join the call!
Elena & Maud
We just want to know if people think there is a need, or it would be a good idea, to update our values (we don't want to push work forward if there isn't a need). So please just let us know!
|Agree - 11|
|Abstain - 6|
|Disagree - 0|
|Block - 0|
Tue 2 Aug 2016
I think the current values are still correct, but they are not very strong statements. There are several other values I think we agree on and even talk about as official values, but have not put into words yet. Great initative!
Wed 3 Aug 2016
Given that we as individuals & OuiShare and the society around us changes constantly, it makes sense to revise values and thus ourself at times, even though we might not or just slightly change them in the end. More question when and how. MPRL best?
Wed 3 Aug 2016
It's still good to take a moment some times and check if the values are still the same or change/evolve a lot or a little, moreover new persons join us :)
Tue 23 Aug 2016
I feel that many people (including all the Qc team) refers to this values as "customers" who read the general conditions before buying a car. Update the people who endorse them to make them OWN the values could be great.Even if the spirit is the same