Eden Fractal members have been attempting to identify their purpose and what the overall objective of the organization is. Over the past several weeks, various members have proposed mission statements that could be the guiding focus of the fractal. Numerous discussions and debates have ensued. This page will document the various proposals and discussions that have taken place in the goal of identifying and accepting an agreed upon mission of the fractal.
This page is under active development, so please pardon our dust.
- Eden Fractal’s Mission
- Recent Progress
- EF 38: Vision, Mission, and Agreement
- TP38: Our mission is to promote collaboration, create public goods, and empower communities
- TP38: Eden Fractal Collaboration - Singularity Mission
- Discussing Eden Fractal Stuff
- Historical Proposals
- Vlad’s Proposal
- Eric’s Feedback
- Dan’s Proposal
- Gavriel’s Proposal/Ideas
- Marco’s Feedback
- Perry’s Proposal
- Eden on EOS
- Current Mission Statement
- Previous Mission Statement
- Dan’s Proposal
- Vlad’s Ideas
- Patrick’s Proposal
- More Resources
- Related Posts
- Eden Fractal 29
- Eden Fractal 30
- Mutually Benefitting from Misaligned Goals
- Eden Position Paper V1
- Thanks for reading! More coming soon!
Eden Fractal’s Mission
“Currently under consideration.”
Here are some recent discussions and proposals about Eden Fractal’s mission:
What do you see in the future of Eden? We discuss our vision, two proposals for our mission, and a proposal to add a participant agreement to the community account! 🤝🏽
TP38: Our mission is to promote collaboration, create public goods, and empower communities
TP38: Eden Fractal Collaboration - Singularity Mission
Vlad and Dan discuss the best dogs in the galaxy, our mission, holocracy, cooperative designs, moderation, proposals, opinions, agreements, and more!
This article curates thoughts about our vision to help inspire discussions about our destination. It features transcriptions and timestamps from meetings 29 and 30 when Eric shared how his experience as a teacher provided insights about the relationship between missions and visions.
Vlad has discussed the need for an overarching mission of the fractal and has proposed a potential mission statement of his own:
“Eden Fractal’s mission is to foster collaboration and build personal connections amongst EOS community members.”
1:13:39 - Eden Fractal 29 - Vlad talks about proposal for mission statement
33:35 - Eden Fractal 30 - In breakout room, Vlad once again talks about mission statement proposal
1:15:02 - Eden Fractal 30 - Vlad’s proposal about mission statement
1:19:20 - Eden Fractal 30 - Marco thinks voting on proposal should wait. Let the proposed mission statement linger in the minds of folks for a while to see if it really resonates with the members.
1:22:04 - Eden Fractal 30 - Eric likes the idea of mission statements.
1:23:34 - Eden Fractal 30 - Perry appreciates the sentiment of having a broad mission statement, but feels having a more focused mission is better for a young and growing organization. Uses General Electric as an example of a mission that was specific and gradually broadened.
1:35:58 - Eden Fractal 30 - Elias likes the proposed mission statement.
1:18:49 - Eden Fractal 31 - Gavriel feels we could accept Vlad’s proposal and refine it over time if we had better consensus reaching processes that he has suggested.
33:41 - Eden Fractal 30 - During breakout room, Vlad talks about mission statement.
Show Notes - Eden Fractal 29
Show Notes - Eden Fractal 30
To paraphrase Eric from Eden Fractal 29, a vision statement describes what impact the organization wants to have and to whom it is directed. While a mission statement describes how the group intends to make that impact happen.
1:20:27 - Eden Fractal 29 - Talks about mission and vision statements
1:22:04 - Eden Fractal 30 - Why he likes mission statements
1:49:50 - Eden Fractal 30 - Thinks a mission statement is valuable. How would world be different with our mission?
1:54:59 - Eden Fractal 30 - Most missions statements and values are worthless. Need something that will direct people’s focus, but not tell them what to do.
1:41:07 - Eden Fractal 30 - Talks about implementing a Code of Conduct, as well as, to use the sociocratic governance model. Feels that if a proposal wouldn’t cause harm to the organization, that it is worth implementing and refining over time. Using this method could lead to more proposals being accepted, thus leading to quicker iterations and refinement of the Eden Fractal and its processes.
2:10:56 - Eden Fractal 30 - Explains the sociocratic election process and how it works. Mentions that he will draft a proposal detailing this process so it can be discussed at a future Eden Fractal meeting and voted upon, so we can begin to experiment with the process.
22:20 - Eden Fractal 31 - During breakout room, introduces mission statement proposal
1:48:33 - Eden Fractal 29 - Discusses opinion about mission statements
1:23:34 - Eden Fractal 30 - Talks about scope of missions. Uses General Electric as an example of a mission that was specific and gradually broadened.
Eden on EOS
Current Mission Statement
“To create value for the EOS ecosystem.”
Source: Eden on EOS Bylaws
Previous Mission Statement
A previous mission statement of Eden on EOS was:
“To create and enhance value for the EOS ecosystem, and to ensure this organization’s continuity.”
Eden Creators suggest that Eden’s mission is simply to help people cooperate. This is a mission statement that Vlad and Dan spoke about earlier in the week.
Vlad also shared an excellent longer version that would be great to explore…
Patrick also shared another interesting mission about helping people create the own versions of Eden…. with fractal paradigm…
positioning paper and videos
hypha workshop? dgov dialogues?
helping communities cooperate - bywire recap video
So far during the Eden Fractal meetings we’ve focused on the mission of Eden Fractal, but it might be helpful for the Eden Fractal community to share opinion about the mission of Eden as a whole…
After a fun game of Eden+Fractal, the group plays Vlalendas for the first time and explores a foundational topic proposed by Vlad: What is the mission of Eden Fractal?
Is Eden Fractal's mission to foster collaboration and build personal connections amongst EOS community members? Talented newcomers join the Eden+Fractal games then we play cagendas! 🙌🏽
An excellent article from James Mart about how personal missions can align with community missions.
This position paper curates Eden member opinions to help communities thrive…