[HOT] What I want from HOT (was: Re: Let's make the most of this)

Russell Deffner russell.deffner at hotosm.org
Wed Mar 11 23:25:40 UTC 2015


Thank you Althio and Maning, we'd love to have you at the next community call (at the top of the hour) as well, but I'm reading these as we're getting set-up and that's motivating as well.
=Russ

-----Original Message-----
From: althio [mailto:althio.forum at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 5:17 PM
To: hot
Subject: Re: [HOT] What I want from HOT (was: Re: Let's make the most of this)

> Dear everyone,
>
> Let me kickstart this.  First, no, I’m not running for the board, but
> here’s what I want HOT to aspire for in the future.

Good ones, Maning! Very inspiring.
Here is my brain dump of ideas, wishes, concerns and requests. No
priorities either. Not a complete assessment, just my point of view.


What I want from the Board:
A global overview of the running organisation.
A strategic view of the key positions and organisation bottlenecks.
A clear roadmap and to-do list of most-needed actions, most-wanted
features, most-blocking blockers. Directions. Priorities. Guidance.
Decision to allocate efforts and money where it helps the most. With
open decisions, always motivated; open debate whenever it is possible,
open budget. Transparent. Reports. Feedback.


What I want from the Board and/or Governance WG:
Board rotating, eg. 2 seats every 6 months, 2-year term.
For all processes including nomination and vote for board and
membership: clear requirements, extended periods, no rush. eg.
announcement, 1 month for nomination, 1 month for discussion, 1 month
for vote.


What I want from Projects and Working groups:
Project manager(s) collecting, organising ideas and proposing to-do
lists so that more contributors can help without having to figure out
the entire organisation or project structure and needs. More
documentation.


I would like to see more collaborative work done by online text pads,
more exchanges on WG email lists, more polls and decisions and reports
with collaborative online tools.
There is a wide diversity of languages, a range of language
proficiency, time zones, personal time availability, limited network
access...
What kind of diversity do we want in the Working Groups?

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