Richard Bartlett talks to Jim about his experiences with decentralized work & organization, Gameb, group size dynamics, big change movements & much more…
Richard Bartlett talks to Jim about his experiences with decentralized work & organization, transitioning from game a to Gameb, models for financial solidarity, technology-first vs psychology-first approaches to collaboration, dyad vs crew vs congregation dynamics, competency-based networks, practices vs principles, moving podcasts towards community, activism vs actionism, decision-making methods & conflict management, post-COVID network change potential, fundamentals focus in big change movements, intentions vs competencies, the power of modularity, and more.
Mentions & Recommendations
- Rich on Twitter
- The Hum
- Rich’s book, Patterns for Decentralised Organising
- Joshua Vial
- Rich’s article, Microsolidarity Part 2
- Riane Eisler
- JRS: EP48 Jessica Flack on Complex System Dynamics
- Hierarchy in the Forest by Christopher Boehm
- Jim’s article, A Journey To GameB
- Rich’s article, How To Weave Social Fabric
- Rich’s article, I Will If You Will
- Microsolidarity Practice Week
Richard D. Bartlett co-founded the digital tool Loomio and a decentralization consulting company, The Hum. He writes about how we work together, at any scale, from relationships to organizations to social change.
He publishes on Medium.com, was a contributing author for Better Work Together, curates a comprehensive list of resources for decentralized organizations, and his first unfinished book (Patterns for Decentralised Organising) covers solutions to common failure points of groups – current draft available here. His most recent project, Microsolidarity is a plan for weaving purposeful networks where people support each other with deep mutual aid.