bDIP 04 : Departments

Title: [bDIP-04: Departments
Scope : Major Change
Draft Authors: thinkDecade :black_flag:#7181,
Working Group: thinkDecade :black_flag:#7181
Editors : @Sprinklesforwinners @Jengajojo

BDIP SUMMARY

Define Department

Outline Department formation

Add Department to: BanklessDAO/bankless-dao-constitution - Under DAO Organisational Units

Let’s dig in🍴

Even though the DAO has fully integrated Departments as one of its organizational units. The Constitution is yet to be updated to reflect this structural change. Let’s get Departments into the Constitution. Shall we?

putting Dept in the constitution

BDIP BACKGROUND

Departments are new organizational units of the DAO. They were implement just before the community ratified the BanklessDAO/bankless-dao-constitution . The constitution has not been updated to reflect their existence yet. Departments first appeared here An Idea For Team Taxonomy aka WTF is a Guild? - Governance - Bankless DAO . The
idea of departments gradually gained community consensus and finally got implemented in season 6.

BDIP SPECIFICATION

Constition Update
Current form

None

Proposal

Definition of Department 
Departments are operation-critical units of BanklessDAO. The qualification test for a department is that if it does not exist, the DAO cannot function properly or may cease to exist! 

Formation of New Department
Departments exist to ensure the functioning and operational needs of the DAO. A new department may be formed if it has been sufficiently determined that the going concern of the DAO is threatened without the existence of this new Department. For a new Department to be formed, the following conditions must be taken into account:
1. The new department cannot be a workstream under or part of an existing department Consider: The new Department should be separate from any existing guilds/Departments.
2. Must clearly satisfy the definition of a Department: Departments are operation-critical units of BanklessDAO.

Formation procedure 
Go through standard DAO governance processes(Soft consensus >formal proposal>snapshot)

1.Discuss and get consensus from the community.
2.Present proposal on the forum for further community discussion and consensus. Use the Department proposal template provided by the DAO. 
3. Head over to GC to justify funding requirements.
4. Proposal must go through snapshot for final consensus. 


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DAO Organizational Units

Further Details:point_down:t5:

Definition of Department

Departments are operation-critical units of BanklessDAO. The qualification test for a department is that if it does not exist, the DAO cannot function properly or may cease to exist! An Idea For Team Taxonomy aka WTF is a Guild? - Governance - Bankless DAO

Formation of Departments

Departments exist to ensure the functioning and operational needs of the DAO. A new department may be formed if it has been sufficiently determined that the going concern of the DAO is threatened without the existence of this new Department. For a new Department to be formed, the following conditions must be taken into account:

  1. The new department cannot be a workstream under or part of an existing department Consider: The new Department should be separate from any existing guilds/Departments.
  2. Must clearly satisfy the definition of a Department: Departments are operation-critical units of BanklessDAO.

Formation procedure - Go through standard DAO governance processes!

TLDR

Discuss and get consensus from the community.

Present proposal on forum for further community discussion and consensus. Use the Department proposal template - Department Funding Template - Grants/Funding - Bankless DAO

Head over to GC to justify funding requirements.

Send proposal to snapshot for final consensus.

  • Soft Consensus

Initial and thorough discussions within the community to gauge support and general alignment. Discussion may happen within various guilds/departments and on CC. During this stage, the individual/workgroup proposing the creation of the new department may work closely with the OPs department to ensure alignment and ensure that there are no workstreams working on the same or a similar thing.

  • Formal proposal

If the community has a template for departments proposal, use template to draft a forum proposal for the creation of the new department.

  • Snapshot

Proposal moves to snapshot for voting.

EXPECTED IMPACT

Codification of departments into the Constitution.

Increased clarity on the formation process of new departments.

ANALYTICS

N/A

NEXT STEPS

  1. Community feedback and update where necessary.
  2. Move to snapshot for vote.
  3. Update the Constitution.

WORKING GROUP BACKGROUND

@thinkDecade is an everyday contributor at BanklessDAO and Bankless Africa​:dart::wink:

POLL- Do you accept this bDIP?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I need some clarity before I can vote

0 voters

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@thinkDecade why is this titled bDIP-05? I don’t think there was ever bDIP 04 :sweat_smile:

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I realized that this bDIP - DAO Wide Coordinape Season 7 Proposal Draft 3 was not numbered. it would 04 and department would be 05. what do?

I don’t think that was a bDIP but a proposal, because it wouldn’t modify the constitution, just change a seasonal action.

So good to go :+1:

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Great bDIP dude!

Could you write up what section needs to change in the constitution?
Based on this bDIP, I’m not clear what section or verbiage we would modify or change.

You can use this template here:

BDIP SPECIFICATION

Explain the textual change to the community handbook in detail.

Current Form Proposal
“Old text in section X” “Revision in section X”

Include a detailed breakdown of the rationale and research into the proposal and any other comparable DAO communities who have tried the same.

Include the expected semantic versioning scope changes made by the proposed revision.

I imagine this would be added to the org unit section?

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thanks for pointing this out.

I couldn’t add the table format. so I placed the details in the “preformated text”.

btw, could we have the table plugin added to our discourse by the admin(s)?

Thank you ser. bDIP numbering updated.

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How will we address that we may have an entity choosing to be both, a department and then also set up as a guild or vice versa or has this issue been addressed or can it be addressed here - apart from refusing funding? E.g. an aspect dealt with by a department cannot be dealt with by a guild - whereby one
could circumvent this by just splitting off different aspect and choose a different name for such an entity. Whether something is critical to the DAO is, again, a judgement of course.

Isn’t it up to the DAO to decide if a group is critical to the DAO? If a new department seeks funding, they’d need both popular, GC, and token-weighted consensus. Similarly, if someone feels an existing department is inessential, this question can be brought to the DAO to decide through our regular governance processes

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that is true, but irrespective how or by whom it is decided whether it is “essential” must still be determined - and that remains a judgement.

Essential = the DAO could not effectively operate without.
I forget who said something on the lines of : They only invest in a company that the world couldn’t live without if it were gone tomorrow. But I think about essential on those lines.

ya, needs to use the template in order to understand what the exact modification is please

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