Sat 13 Apr 2013 9:49AM

Async Meetings

JP Jason Pilbin Public Seen by 7

So it is clear what I mean by my definition of asynchronous: not happening at the same time or place.

This can still allow for a main meeting, but those not attending can either send someone with an appended meeting of their own to be considered or submit this on the web using email or a forum type setting. The meetings would also have a duration of time, or proposals made in that fashion would wait until the next major meeting. I am not sure how others do this or any evidence as to how it should.

Other possibilities would include scheduling a meeting for an entire demographic of groups at once. Like occult corups/pagan space staff/temple ilum etc to have an ongoing way of innovating, collaborating and establishing contact with networks related to theirs. (I used this genre of sites as examples because I think everyone is familiar with them)

I know my idea was to make more frequent meetings, rather than draw them out. Maybe this sounds like the opposite direction but I think this would allow for both.

Any can have meetings at any time at any rate for any purpose and they all meet each other at some point. Their presence just gives them a advantage based on ability to interact real time and in turn increases urgency of their views or project.

People with large audiences, and name droppers want to throw us something from afar it is no trouble. If someone who has no audience and no experience with what they are doing demand that it is the coolest thing on earth and they need help distributing this immediately then they can show up.

This is not about contributions though but rather getting them involved in direct-decision making. We need the minds to get this done we are all completely in over are head in my best opinion (which is a good sign of success).

I think the most important reason for meetings is conversing faster. Second I think meetings are important to groups because it provides some type of rhythm to give a loose harmonic tone to the natural hierarchy.



Poll Created Sat 13 Apr 2013 10:00AM

Having asynchronous meetings as a group with other groups Closed Wed 1 May 2013 2:08AM

Not only having async meetings as a group but including other groups.

Pros: More transparency, More involvement, More information cycling and being discerned at a faster rate.

Cons: We are not in control (Never where in my best opinion of mission statement), Less concentration on at-home structure and changes. It might hurt us developmentally and even land our members in other groups, or a larger one to appear.


Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 80.0% 4 M CC SM D
Abstain 20.0% 1 JP
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 2 IB T

5 of 7 people have voted (71%)


Jason Pilbin
Sat 13 Apr 2013 10:02AM

I drafted the proposal as well as the discussion so I choose to not help decide.


Sat 13 Apr 2013 2:03PM

I think this is a fabulous idea. The other effect would be that it would establish goals and timelines for the short term (ie: life of the meeting). Would also be really effective for meeting minutes and operational transparency.


Candace Cain
Tue 16 Apr 2013 10:42AM

I like this idea, and I am for it, but I don't understand how this is different than a forum other than being a bit more user friendly.


Fri 19 Apr 2013 4:11AM

Sounds really beneficial. I like it.


Jason Pilbin Tue 16 Apr 2013 10:34AM

ok extending this for 10 days, and going to try to get some others to help participate in first vote.


MadQueen Tue 16 Apr 2013 12:01PM

@candacecain It has a pie chart. Duh.


Jason Pilbin Tue 16 Apr 2013 12:44PM

this platform or async meetings?

Loomio is extremely efficient bringing people in to make decisions.
The vote counts even if they do not participate in discussion. In addition to this, there are sub groups and the ability for you to request a new group in general. Your account manages all the groups you participate in, not just one forum or group.


Jason Pilbin Tue 16 Apr 2013 12:46PM

Also the voting system allows for blocking, and an official abstain. Yes and No are hardly a out of box democracy. They are worth little when performing proper analysis regarding a decision being made and why it was made or why it was blocked.


Jason Pilbin Tue 16 Apr 2013 12:48PM

Lastly I think Loomio is important because the size of the group, the amount of people in any particular discussion, and the amount who participate in a decision are completely independent from each other. Large or Small group can have a Large or Small amount of people in a sub group or working on a proposal.


Seth Moris Tue 16 Apr 2013 1:49PM

I'd like to try out the asynchronous method. New methods may lead to new insights on efficiency, the worst that happens is its ineffective.