There is only one Aragon conflict that has been referred to Gravity DAO for mediation and we have yet to hear back from them regarding updates or an outcome. We will be sure to include updates with our June report.
Approved $880 with the reservation I am aware several people are actively contributing to this team, why are we not paying them? Volunteering is noble but it is not setting a good example unless our culture wants to continue to undervalue our people.
@Fintan I’ve submitted two typeforms to Gravity DAO and am aware several others have too. Can we get a recheck on those numbers and an update prior to June please, this funding was due to be reassessment end of month one.
Regarding your above message, I have adjusted the requested funds for May to include contributor hours for @MaxCaspar and @Incandenza ($480 each), as well as payment for the OpenSpace ($400) event put on for the Association.
Therefore total funds requested for May is ($2,240), as per the attached Financial Position
GravityDAO have come to us and asked to adjust their per case fee to account for additional costs for more complicated cases, which were not considered in their original proposal. The original agreement included a flat fee of $1,000 per month to cover any incoming cases, and may have underestimated resources needed for certain cases. At the end of the first month, seeing there was only one case being worked on, @mheuer and @JuankBell felt if best to move to a per case structure. However, that case is ongoing, involving many more people and GravityDAO resources. Thus, we have requested a detailed breakdown of what their new fee structure will be and specifics on extra charges for, and definitions of what constitutes a complicated cases.
I understand there might be a need to maintain privacy for those involved, however for the ESD and the community at large to be able to assess the relative utility of conflict resolution some insights would be very valuable:
What the conflict was
What were the potential direct consequences (not the “butterfly effects”) of no intervention?
What was the cost of resolution - human hours spent
As a potentially very valuable output of the work of the Umbrella initiative, it would be extremely useful to have a framework around how much resources (time, human and financial capital) are worth investing in resolving a conflict.
Outstanding, pending Gravity deliverables and ESD Approval:
$1,500 Conflict Case Mediation (Case #24)
$3,000 Consultation services (pending receipt of GravityDAO report and approval by ESD)
Mediation Service by GravityDAO - In Progress
Original $1,000 monthly fee to cover unlimited cases was changed to $800 per case. The mediation service is available and Gravity have reported on one case referred to them from AragonDAO. The case Venn Diagram link is at the bottom of this report. This case is currently classified as “in observation’’ and will be closed within the coming weeks, exact date has not been clarified. Due to it being more complex and requiring more resources than expected, GravityDAO have requested the following:
This case be charged at a rate of $1,500 instead of the $800 per case that was originally quoted
Tailored GravityDAO trainings -
Planning & ideation phase - Completed
Organisational management of workshops - Completed
Execution and workshop management - On going
Bi-weekly meetings with GravityDAO presenters to ensure workshops are interactive. Scheduled to run until 19th August
Pre and Post Feedback survey submitted to the participants to ensure continuous improvement - Ongoing
Kickstart of Umbrella Team - Completed
Currently team consists of 3 core contributors - Fmurphy, MaxCaspar and Incandenza
GravityDAO consultation services deliverables, including a report on work and support provided to date, along with recommendations and certain GravityDAO conflict resolution tools repurposed for AragonDAO is being prepared. We have seen a draft which should be completed within the coming week. GravityDAO has requested $3,000 for these services, payable upon delivery of this report and ESD approval. This figure includes preparational work in expectation of that was agreed as original deliverable, before that was updated on June 1st in a consultation meeting between Michael Heuer, Jeremy and Juan
Workshop Campfires scheduled for every other Friday, starting 1st Jul, to discuss previous weeks workshop learnings during Conflict Workshops
Deliverables Not Executed
Development of organisational policies with GravityDAO - Cancelled
Previous recommendation to begin this, in accordance with original scope of work of GravityDAO, once tailored trainings are completed
It was recommended by GravityDAO not to start these until the culture work was well underway. Since then it has been decided to freeze this deliverable for the time being, while MVV and culture work is ongoing
Funding Request Total ($2,480 + Gravity Payment TBD)
So I understand the original 6k for organisational policy is cancelled, correct?
Beyond end of season is not the right time to request a new deliverable and new costing.
The outsourcing of this service to Gravity amounts to consultancy from my pov and for me, recommendations are inherent in consultancy reporting.100% thought a report from Gravity would have been here by end of the season. Gravity is funded via ESD and they are equally responsible for reporting on their funded work @JuankBell
What exactly does $1500 cover, if not a report?
You guys have support within the ESD to continue conflict resolution services. However, between umbrella and gravity, you guys need to figure out the service pricing model here and ensure that reporting is accounted for.
To me it would have been better to retain the $1000 per month model and if this had been discussed with the ESD, that would have been my advice. So I’m happy to consider releasing up to $3000 [TBD] in total for conflict services S1,
after receiving reporting for S1 from Gravity, AND
with clear advice on the pricing model needed to maintain this service
Personally, I’m confused and would appreciate a format that basically went:
Item 1 → compensation for 1
Item 2 → compensation for 2
and then Total
At this point, I can’t understand what was delivered and how much is the compensation expected, other than seeing a number of hours but an unclear link to the value delivered (not saying there isn’t one, I just can’t see it between all the notes on what was promised, what is no longer being done, etc).