Don’t let this DAO Die:
Our DAO is introduced like this:
“On our journey to fully fledged DAO, we launched this DAO Forum to start constructive communication with the Choise.com community and support the process of turning ideas into real thoughtful proposals.”
The companies’ idea of course is, or should be, that an active community is a strategic ally: together you can achieve great things.
However the ‘writings on the wall’ haven’t been that favorable: the company hasn’t publicly made any notice of the first two proposals that were published, nor did they mention or celebrate the first one being accepted.
Imagine two strategic partners not celebrating achieving something together…would be strange, wouldn’t it? Wouldn’t feel genuine.
Now, the ‘constructive communication’ is already falling silent as a deadline on feedback regarding the second proposal (30% CRPT) has been missed.
This failing to live up to a promise is an issue that is also loudly voiced by many of the Seedrs investors, it seems. One of the not yet fulfilled promises concerns the shareholders meeting…
Other examples I touch upon in the topics ‘app instability’ and ‘make more use of our knowledge’.
My concern here is that the company at the moment (still) isn’t equipped to really strategically invest in its community.
Invest by living up to your promise, invest by using the knowledge of the community members etc.
If choise.com is to build a strategic partner of its community, and/or accept the fact that the community is a strong force in itself, I feel that company culture (Corporate Identity) has to change, or first the Ambassadors Program might turn our most active community members into a disillusioned mob and second a real DAO will never exist.*
This (ongoing) situation should, I think, lead to an evaluation of the question “do we really, really value our community and want and need it as a strategic partner?’, of values of the company, and also of the internal structure: to whom do the community managers report, and at what level would this be etc?
What are your thoughts on this all?