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Goldilocks Governance: Finding the Right Balance for Your Organization

By Colin McNamara
Published in Technology
November 08, 2022
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Goldilocks Governance: Finding the Right Balance for Your Organization

At its core, good governance is all about finding the right balance. Too much centralization stifles innovation; too much decentralization makes you lose sight of the big picture. So how do you find the right balance? That’s where meta-governance comes in.

Meta-governance is a governance framework that combines the best of both top-down and bottom-up decision-making. It gives builders who know the product best a strong say in its development while also giving people with industry knowledge a way to help steer the ship toward more extensive benefits. In other words, it strikes a “Goldilocks” balance between centralization and decentralization.

How Meta-Governance Works

In a meta-governed organization, power is shared among many small teams, each working on a different problem or goal. This decentralized method lets each team move quickly and effectively without having to get permission from a central authority. At the same time, all the teams are coordinated by a shared token that gives its holders voting rights and other forms of control over the organization. This centralized component ensures that everyone is working toward the same overarching goals and that decisions are made in the best interest of the organization as a whole.

The Benefits of Meta-Governance

There are several key benefits to using meta-governance in your organization. First, it allows you to move quickly and efficiently by giving builders autonomy over their projects. Second, it helps you find a balance between being centralized and decentralized, which can be hard to do with other governance models. And third, it allows you to align everyone in your organization around a shared set of goals.

Key Takeaways

Meta-governance is a new way of running a government that offers a unique way to find the right balance between centralization and decentralization. By distributing power among multiple small teams and coordinating them with a shared token, meta-governance strikes the perfect balance between efficiency and effectiveness. If you’re looking for a way to streamline decision-making in your organization, meta-governance may be the answer.

Want to learn more?

MTOTM on Github - https://github.com/not-that-metaDAO

Not that MetaDAO Discord - https://discord.gg/8qVP2jqK


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