[CBT] Radical Participation Idea: Slow Down

Benny Chandra bennychandra at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 05:46:18 PST 2014

I like the idea "slow down now to go faster later".

I think, before go faster by offer radical participation opportunity,  we
should reflect and evaluate the current volunteers participation system in
Mozilla so far.

IMHO, there are some things that need to evaluate and fix at this time. For
example, the connection between contribution and recognition.

If we have a good, clear, and fair recognition system, we can easier
encourage people become volunteers right now and in the future. I believe
the current volunteers also will become more active and engaged.

In the other side, a bad and unfair recognition system can demotivate the
current active volunteers. It will become worse if there are some stewards
or staff play favorites to volunteers. We should avoid it and give more
attention before we go faster later.
On Nov 25, 2014 2:36 AM, "David Boswell" <dboswell at mozilla.com> wrote:

> With a week to go before the Portland work week, I wanted to get everyone
> thinking about what radical participation ideas we could talk about and
> refine while we're together.
> I just blogged another idea about how we could enable more participation
> by slowing down.  Mozilla is not a small start-up where everyone is
> physically together in the same space and information doesn't spread
> quickly.  In this setting, if things are moving too fast then no one is on
> the same page and coordinating becomes very difficult.
> My post also links to a Harvard Business Review article called 'Need
> Speed? Slow Down' that talks about the difference between operational speed
> and strategic speed.  If we focus on strategic speed instead of operational
> speed we should be optimizing for alignment and open discussions and this
> will make us more effective long-term.
> http://davidwboswell.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/radical-participation-idea-slow-down/
> Feel free to comment on the post or on this thread with any feedback on
> the idea of slowing down.  Also share any other radical participation ideas
> you have and bring your ideas to the Participation days on Thursday and
> Friday next week.  More details for the Participation days are on the
> schedule at:
> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Contribute/Meetup/Portland_Dec_2014/Schedule
> Thanks,
> David
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