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Wed 17 Mar 2021 9:27PM

White Paper 2 - key definitions for adoption

RB Ruth Blackshaw Public Seen by 8

Suggesting that we agree key definitions here - on an agree, disagree, object basis by noon on Thurs 18th.

RB

Poll Created Wed 17 Mar 2021 9:35PM

Proposed definition of UNicoins & UNicoins vision Closed Tue 23 Mar 2021 11:02PM

Outcome
by Ruth Blackshaw Mon 22 Mar 2021 4:23PM

Thanks everyone for voting!
Agreed unanimously, UNicoins definitions below with the addition that we need to make clear elsewhere in the text that they are blockchain tokens as per @Eleonora Gatti 's point .

In the glossary (p.2):
Digital tokens representing UN personnel's time spent on cross-UN collaboration. The tokens are a non-monetary unit of value that can be exchanged among managers and/or collaborators in recognition of collaboration hours contributed to cross-UN work.

In the vision statement (p. 6):
UNicoins are digital tokens representing UN personnel's time spent on cross-UN collaboration.

In the glossary (p.2):
Digital tokens representing UN personnel's time spent on cross-UN collaboration. The tokens are a non-monetary unit of value that can be exchanged among managers and/or collaborators in recognition of collaboration hours contributed to cross-UN work.

In the vision statement (p. 6):
UNicoins are digital tokens representing UN personnel's time spent on cross-UN collaboration.

PLEASE NOTE: previously UNicoins were described as "digital, non-monetary, time-based blockchain tokens". This proposal suggests a simplification to help the reader and hone in on minimum concepts needed in the definition to be classified as UNicoins by suggesting removing the parts in bold. Please feel free to share a view if these are non-negotiables.

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 100.0% 6 RB KM MM SB EG AKP
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 2 ML AC

6 of 8 people have voted (75%)

MM

Michaela Markova
Agree
Wed 17 Mar 2021 9:35PM

N/A

SB

Simon Bettighofer
Agree
Wed 17 Mar 2021 9:35PM

The simpler the better! :)

EG

Eleonora Gatti
Agree
Wed 17 Mar 2021 9:35PM

Agree but we need to add somewhere at the end that these tokens are blockchain tokens, otherwise it can be a totally different token, like the points you get in a supermarket everytime you buy something. They are digital tokens but they are not blockchain tokens.

RB

Poll Created Wed 17 Mar 2021 10:22PM

Proposed definition of badge Closed Tue 23 Mar 2021 11:02PM

Outcome
by Ruth Blackshaw Mon 22 Mar 2021 4:30PM

Thanks everyone for voting. we had 80% (4 people) agree with 20% (1) abstaining.

Please see adjusted definition below reflecting @Michaela Markova @Klas Moldéus inputs. Would suggest we adopt this/make any further edits at our meeting.

Proposed revision:
Digital representation and recognition of contributions made by UN personnel to cross-UN collaboration, measured in number of hours spent. reflecting types and areas of contribution (e.g. innovators badge).


As included in the glossary:
Digital representation and recognition of contributions made by UN personnel to cross-UN collaboration, measured in number of hours spent.

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 80.0% 4 RB MM SB AKP
Abstain 20.0% 1 KM
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 3 EG ML AC

5 of 8 people have voted (62%)

MM

Michaela Markova
Agree
Wed 17 Mar 2021 10:22PM

Not feeling strongly about this, hence I put agree but just as a suggestion: delete "representation"? So it would be only "digital recognition of contributions...."

KM

Klas Moldéus
Abstain
Wed 17 Mar 2021 10:22PM

Would adjust not to highlight "measured in number of hours spent", as I believe the badges are rather to recognise a specific contribution, e.g. as the case in the innovators badge. Not saying it might not be dependent on time invested, but if highlighting anything I would rather highlight that, e.g. "..., highlighting specific themes or types of contribution."

RB

Poll Created Wed 17 Mar 2021 10:24PM

Proposed definition - Agile team Closed Tue 23 Mar 2021 11:02PM

Outcome
by Ruth Blackshaw Tue 23 Mar 2021 10:36AM

Thanks for voting! Here we had 4 (80%) agree and 1 (20%) disagree with original proposed definition for agile team:
An informal team formed by UN personnel to tackle a specific project where additional expertise is required i.e. a cross-UN collaborator is needed.

@Simon Bettighofer proposed an alternative definition:"A cross-functional group formed by UN personnel that have everything, and everyone, necessary to tackle a specific project"

I think this is a great suggestion but could risk confusing people as the way "agile team" is currently being used in the text is to indicate a team that is looking for collaborators, i.e. they don't (yet) have everything & everyone they need...

@Michaela Markova proposed changing "project" to "task" and "tackle" to "address".
To reflect these inputs while avoiding confusing the reader, I'd suggest we simplify to:

"
A cross-functional group formed by UN personnel to work on a specific project or task"

Please indicate if you object to this proposal by midnight CET today, Tuesday 23 March!

From glossary: An informal team formed by UN personnel to tackle a specific project where additional expertise is required i.e. a cross-UN collaborator is needed.

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 80.0% 4 RB MM EG AKP
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 20.0% 1 SB
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 3 KM ML AC

5 of 8 people have voted (62%)

MM

Michaela Markova
Agree
Wed 17 Mar 2021 10:24PM

Again, not feeling super strongly but would use "address" instead of "tackle", and "task" instead of "project"

SB

Simon Bettighofer
Disagree
Wed 17 Mar 2021 10:24PM

I don't understand why it should be called 'informal', which think could be confusing (like it's not official). Alternatively I would suggest: "A cross-functional group formed by UN personnel that have everything, and everyone, necessary to tackle a specific project."

RB

Poll Created Wed 17 Mar 2021 10:37PM

How should we describe the system surrounding UNicoins? Closed Wed 24 Mar 2021 11:03PM

Outcome
by Ruth Blackshaw Tue 23 Mar 2021 10:44AM

Thanks everyone for voting!

The most popular terminology was "ecosystem" (4 votes) and "commons" (3 votes). I am wondering though if we want to adopt these or if we want to discuss further... 7 ppl voted so both are only around half of the group supporting and for example both @Eleonora Gatti & @Akash K P who have been very active working on white paper didn't opt for either of these... Please comment particularly those who didn't vote for either if you'd be fine "live with" these terms or if you suggest a different approach, thanks!

At the moment the following are all included at different points in the paper:

  • UNicoins ecosystem

  • community incentive-driven ecosystem of collaboration

  • UNicoins system

  • UNicoins network

  • UNicoins economy

  • UNicoins project

  • internal circular economy

  • circular economy of internal talent and expertise

I would suggest that we select one or max 2 and use those consistently so as not to confuse the reader. I wonder if "commons" might be interesting to think about? 🤔

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
ecosystem 33.3% 4 RB MM SB ML
commons 25.0% 3 RB ML AC
system 16.7% 2 SB AKP
network 8.3% 1 AKP
internal circular economy 8.3% 1 EG
circular economy 8.3% 1 AKP
Undecided 0% 1 KM

7 of 8 people have voted (87%)

MM

Michaela Markova Wed 17 Mar 2021 10:37PM

ecosystem

Ecosystem invites the reader to think of Unicoins as something nice, collaborative, good for the planet:)

SB

Simon Bettighofer Wed 17 Mar 2021 10:37PM

ecosystem
system

would once more go for simplicity as the topic is already tricky enough. I would see it less as a network, and commons is not so well known as a term. I also like internal circular economy, but would rather use it to explain the concept in general!

EG

Eleonora Gatti Wed 17 Mar 2021 10:37PM

internal circular economy

circular economy of internal talent and expertise -- this put the focus on the talent and expertise rather than UNicoins

RB

Poll Created Wed 17 Mar 2021 10:42PM

Terminology - external collaborators or just collaborators? Closed Thu 18 Mar 2021 11:03AM

Outcome
by Ruth Blackshaw Tue 23 Mar 2021 10:47AM

Thanks all! We reached a unanimous decision 😲 to remove "external collaborators" and use "collaborators" instead 🎉

In the subsection on collaborator-led application, the term "external collaborator" is used. Both @Klas Moldéus and I picked up on this as potentially confusing/misleading as everyone is a collaborator within the UN system and the members of the "agile teams" are already collaborators finding each other through marketplace and then working with additional collaborators. Please choose your preferred option or provide an alternative until 10am!

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Remove "external collaborators" and use "collaborators" instead 100.0% 7 RB MM SB EG ML AC AKP
Keep "external collaborators" 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 1 KM

7 of 8 people have voted (87%)

MM

Michaela Markova Wed 17 Mar 2021 10:42PM

Remove "external collaborators" and use "collaborators" instead

See how it could be confusing

RB

Poll Created Wed 17 Mar 2021 10:44PM

Terminology - manager-led or project manager-led? Closed Thu 18 Mar 2021 11:03AM

Outcome
by Ruth Blackshaw Tue 23 Mar 2021 10:48AM

Another unanimous decision 😲 to adjust to "project manager-led"

See comment in doc regarding whether the current "manager-led" should be "project manager led", also in line with conecta approach whereby project managers can post looking for collaborators. I find project managers a bit softer so wonder if it makes it sound a bit less hierarchical but maybe that's just me. Please indicate your thought/propose something else by 10am!

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
adjust to "project manager-led" 100.0% 7 RB MM SB EG ML AC AKP
keep "manager-led" 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 1 KM

7 of 8 people have voted (87%)

MM

Michaela Markova Wed 17 Mar 2021 10:45PM

adjust to "project manager-led"

Agree simply:)