The AKASHA stack

Unfortunately, the default for organizing is for the sum of the whole to be less than the sum of its parts. We maintain a discipline to help ensure the sum of the whole is the greater. Not only does this make the pursuit of our purpose more effective β€” it is, in many ways, our purpose.

The structure of this discipline is represented by what we call the AKASHA stack, below. You should read this stack bottom-up from our foundational layer β€” our purpose. The effectiveness of each layer of the stack is contingent on those layers below.

β€‹πŸš€ WORK (real time)

... finally!

  • Relationships + conversation

  • Information

  • Applications β€” 'running' the org and ops models

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β€‹πŸš€ ORGANIZATIONAL MODEL (months)

... (re)arranging ourselves

  • Structure β€” what it is and what it needs to become

  • Sociocratic process β€” working together respectfully and powerfully

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β€‹πŸš€ OPERATIONAL MODEL (quarters)

... how we bring that story to life / make it happen

  • Task management β€” process

  • Objectives + key results (OKRs) β€” alignment and progress

  • Mission ops β€” what we're going to do now

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β€‹πŸš€ BUSINESS MODEL (years)

... telling the story about how we will get from here to there

  • Financial model β€” explains our viability

  • Business model canvas β€” explains the execution

  • Strategy β€” how we will succeed

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β€‹πŸš€ PEOPLE (years)

... an organization of, by and for

  • Community β€” integral to our success

  • Development β€” learning and growing together

  • Talent β€” the right combination of the right people

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β€‹πŸš€ CULTURE (decades)

... the way we do (and don't do) things around here

  • Manifesto β€” declaring our purpose, vision and values

  • Values β€” operationally / behaviourally important

  • Vision β€” the world as we will make it happen

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β€‹πŸš€ PURPOSE

... why we exist

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