Project Compass: DAO Vision Setting Working Group
Since February, an initiative has been taking place in the Autonomous DAO working group concerned with establishing and formalizing a process for vision setting, called Project Compass.
The priority for this group is NOT to create a vision, but rather to propose a framework for future consensus-seeking on a direction the DAO should be taking.
Firstly, with the introduction of Core Units and the increasing decentralization of decision-making in the DAO, a clear need for alignment between various teams and the wider DAO arises. Secondly, limitations in resources will necessarily lead to some objectives being prioritized over others. Lastly, the goal of decentralization, as lofty as it is, should never break the protocol itself.
All of those reasons create the need for the DAO to consolidate its thinking into a single vision.
In our considerations, we’ve identified three governance groups that should be a part of the vision setting process:
- Mandated Actors (and their respective Core Units)
- On-chain Governance
- Off-chain Governance
What’s needed for a coherent vision to materialize is then a process of discovery utilizing on-chain and off-chain voting tools to measure the sentiment in all three groups.
A resulting mandated vision would serve as the essential foundation for Core Units to base their activities upon, and for Governance to utilize in any subsequent review of these activities.
The working group consists of:
We’re currently in the process of collecting initial feedback from all three aforementioned governance groups. As the early iterations of the vision setting framework solidify, we’ll make sure to keep the DAO updated.