You might want to check out Enspiral in Wellington, New Zealand. And their emergent projects such as Loomio.
You might also want to check out the writings of Charles Handy, a business management theorist. He writes about a company where people can hire each other, get paid by anyone, etc.
You might also want to check out the many books on ‘organizational democracy’ or ‘democratic workplaces’ or ‘workplace democracy’ or ‘self-governing communities’, and how cities and very small towns are formed at the very beginning - a town or city is a startup, a theatre production, with the first 2 or 20 or 100+ people. Portland Oregon had a promoter and a funder. The promoter later moved on to another city. A town in Kansas had 20 people, and when a doctor came down the road, they asked him to join them because they wanted a doctor. Jane Jacobs’ books on cities and economies and ecosystems are brilliant.
Part of what is involved is ‘good governance’ - increasing the wellbeing of people overall, including when that means working oneself out of a job (someone at Enspiral just did that). I’d suggest http://collectiveagency.co/governance-guidelines/ Or Elinor Ostrom’s Common Pool Resource writings. Part of what is involved is pitching in where needed - in a downturn, construction workers will go out and do sales when needed, and do it better than the usual salespersons, and almost everyone is joyful about that.
Tisch Talent Guild at NYU was the first coworking organization that I helped start in 1999. We got 1,000 members in the first year. We were potential collaborators on each others’ projects, whether by coworking in the office or through the jobs newsletter or the project management Excel spreadsheet that listed the bios of what we were each looking for/to do. We didn’t keep track of most projects once they found collaborators, but we kept track of the central part of the organization, the umbrella. There are a lot of nonprofits in NYC that are umbrella organizations that connect artists. We maintained a database, sent out the job listserve back when that was a new thing, and had volunteers for various projects, and got funding from the university which was distributed in various ways. We were part of a federation of other student clubs at NYU, with monthly meetings among 30 of us, representatives from each club.
-Alex Linsker, Collective Agency, Portland Oregon http://collectiveagency.co/membership/
On Monday, February 13, 2017 at 10:12:38 AM UTC-8, Caner Onoglu wrote:
I like to think coworking as a company where members share their expertise, resources with others on project basis. Wouldn’t it be nice coworking you attend not only free you from renting an office but also free you from establishing a company and hiring people for specific roles? This would cut fixed costs and create a dynamic environment with easy entry and exit.
Coworking I envision is a company/an organization where members are potential partners on each others projects. Coworking organization shall keep track of projects, maintains databases, manage information, allocate tasks among willing members on projects and distribute profits according to contributions done.
(as per smart contracts)
I will be glad if you can recommend case studies, examples in this line of thought.