Hello compadres! So, we're trying to go from a create squads to handle different arenas of planning and activity -- like Shop Management, Communications, Programming, Volunteer Coordination, Partnerships, etc. Each squad will have a captain. Here's the request for help: We're looking for your insight and experience to help us figure out how to pick our captains, especially this first time.
- How have you dealt with electing / selecting leaders?
- What lessons have you learned about good ways to do this?
- How about bad ways to do this? What should we be careful of?
- How can we best inoculate ourselves against interpersonal conflicts muddying the process?
- Are there anonymous voting systems, consensus systems, or other systems you recommend for this kind of thing? (FYI, our group is nascent enough that we don't yet have a strong consensus model in place for making big decisions.)For reference about captains in specific:
- Captains are the squad’s points-of-contact, coordinators for its activities, and default squad spokespeople. They’re responsible for the squad’s workflow, and for communicating with the collective about the squad’s initiatives, progress, and needs -- also for structuring how volunteers can participate in the squad’s activities.
- Captains’ stated mission also includes supporting and engaging with ideas from their squad members and from the larger collective too -- and calling for extra teamwork when the squad needs it.More about the squads model from me soon, but in the mean time some feedback here would be grrrrrreat!Kisses,Josh
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