Thank you for continuing to be part of the Collective Values journey! Here’s a quick look at the process. We began by collecting input from individual Citizens’, as they represent the human interests of the Collective. We’ve distilled these values and are now presenting them to the Token House for feedback. These Values are designed to represent the whole Collective and to be used as a tool in making governance decisions. The process of collectively setting these Values is outlined below.
We started with a blank slate. We wanted to hear directly from each badgeholder about their personal values and how they apply them in their web3/Optimism life. An open feedback form was circulated, and the response was overwhelming – 57 badgeholders took the time to fill it out, sharing what values resonate with you and why. This served as our initial framework.
With the insights from the feedback form in hand, we ran our Values workshop. The aim was to discuss, dissect, and decode the value patterns that emerged from the form responses. We wanted to understand what ‘transparency’, ‘integrity’ and ‘OS’ mean in practice.
During the workshop, we:
- Looked at the original values of OP Labs
- Discussed the broader implications of each main value pattern identified in the feedback form
- Debated potential overlaps and why having a guiding set of values is important
- Coalesced on an initial set of eight main values, with four standing out as clear favorites
The workshop not only provided clarity but also allowed us to see where the overlaps were and how we could consolidate similar ideas into powerful intentions.
Here is a link to the workspace we used.
Post-workshop, we embarked on the task of refining and rewording the initial values. Our goal? To ensure they were:
- Clearly stating our priorities
- Guides for decision-making, especially when faced with dilemmas
- Representations of behaviors we want to encourage and reward
Each value was given its definition, IRL application and distinct OP flavor – a touch that makes it distinctively ours.
The distilled values - obtained by combining and refining the initial sourced values, the discussion in the live workshop into a clear and focused set - were submitted to badgeholders for extra feedback and presented to Token House during their monthly call.
- Token House Feedback:
The final step in this process is to gather feedback from the Token House. Please leave your feedback as comments in the forum post below over the next 10 days (deadline Oct 27th)!
We’ll incorporate this feedback into a final set of Values. There will be an opportunity for each member of the Collective to make a commitment to these Values before the first joint house vote in January.
(Same as above)
Open Source/Open Access:
We believe in creating and sharing transparent, accessible, collaborative technologies and information - it’s one of our core collective strengths
IRL: Every action we take is driven by our collective belief in the strength of shared resources and intents
We are long-term thinkers, courageous in our vision and accountable for the impact of our actions. LT>ST
IRL: We’re resilient in our mission to build the Collective sustainably with integrity and intellectual honesty, prioritizing lasting significance over immediate gain.
In it for the Impact:
We know impact must be aptly, justly, and consistently rewarded for us to live the collective good we want to see in the world.
IRL: We reward action vs words and our economy is built to reward impact that is aligned with our collective needs, wants, and ethics.
We’re in constant motion, owning our missteps, we adopt and adapt the newest, most impactful ideas, technologies, and practices.
IRL: We experiment, learn, refine, addressing challenges and driving progress at an agile pace.
We value proactive initiatives and improvements that elevate the Collective. “Be the change you want to see” is our way of life.
IRL: Every individual success fuels our collective progress, and the prosperity of our community amplifies personal growth.
And because we want to ensure full alignment on our Collective values, here is yet another opportunity to share your perspectives before the set is finalized.
Thank you for being an integral part of this journey. We value your participation!
SP (@Pop) & OP