The ssv.network DAO’s constitution is based on the Holacracy management model and its constitution (version 5).
Holacracy is a decentralized management framework for running a company without a top-down, centralized hierarchy of managers and subordinates commanding the action, but still allowing an organization to break down work, create clear structure, create clear expectations, boundaries, controls, and get alignment.
We adapted it to meet the ideals of a DAO-like organization. As a result, we get a DAO-Holacracy hybrid constitution:
Rules of Cooperation
Holacracy is a distributed authority model optimized for evolutionary design and a perfect starting point for our DAO.
*“What Holacracy is good at is harnessing human consciousness and human wisdom to come up with a governance structure to express a Purpose best.”
-Brian Robertson, Founder of Holacracy*
dGC CallOur constitution (Constitution) describes the principles of how we create a clear structure for the DAO and how we work together. Holacracy excels at breaking down what are the roles involved in reaching the purpose and what decision-making rights, limits, and responsibilities a role has. In other words: Who controls what, but as a role-based structure, regardless of the people.
It’s not about the people; it’s about the process and decouples roles from souls.
When it comes to decision-making, democracy and automation are often truly poor ways of making a lot of decisions, especially among a large group that doesn’t necessarily have deep context. But if the alternative is a centralized hierarchy, we’re missing something.