David Winter endorsed 2017-09-29 09:17:47 -0500 on September 29, 2017 at 09:17 AM (CDT)
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Intent: We unite and empower people to take positive action towards enhancing and protecting all life and our environment for future generations.
Purpose: Our purpose is to construct real solutions by providing the support, space, and resources for the common heritage of the Earth's resources and to do so via our collective knowledge. We are committed to building community projects that promote organic farming, alternative transportation, clean drinking water, renewable energy, green building, and using music and the arts to convey the message.
With a special focus on street-involved youth and families living in poverty, we encourage community involvement through collaborative volunteerism, education, programs and media events. We help others enhance their food and housing security, learn life skills, and build confidence to make the transition to a more sustainable lifestyle - leading to a Global Egalitarian System for the good of all.
We strive to create an inclusive community where all members have the skills, confidence, and support to live a healthy life. It is our pledge to each other and to the world we are creating, to help each other live life to the fullest.
Our method of collaboration within our Transition Inter-Community Network is based on scientific benchmarks to meet everyone's’ needs - instead of what’s most profitable - therefore exchange between members requires no monetary attachment.
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- Self assignment of tasks during scheduled meetings.
- Scientific Method (Plan, Do, Study, Act)
- If a problem is brought to light, a possible solution is then brought to the table, or an adjustment to a pre-existing process or structure is suggested.
- We use the wisdom of the crowd via polls, 1 on 1 anecdotal interviews pooled together and reviewed for trends, as well as various types of crowdsourcing.
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David Winter commented on What Really Motivates Us 2017-09-28 09:58:38 -0500 on September 28, 2017 at 09:58 AM (CDT)I realised a while back that motivation to work to improve a project depends NOT on monetary rewards directly related to ‘doing a thing’ but to the ‘buzz of what’s happening in the project’ and built a system to take advantage of that. Still money, but the principle is the same. The best take-away from this is the ‘take money off the table and people perform better’.
David Winter commented on The Pale Blue Dot (You are here) 2017-09-28 08:45:28 -0500 on September 28, 2017 at 08:45 AM (CDT)Well that puts it all into context. Another great context framing tool is this one.
https://youtu.be/uaGEjrADGPA – great to know that where we are in the universe has no significance at all – what matters is that we’re here, and that we have a chance to produce more than we consume. In an RBE we will all do that because we ‘want to’ not because we ‘have to’.
Project Health Control (PHC) supports an RBE - email@example.com
I am a British national with a BSc in Electronic Engineering and more than 30 years experience in various industries, mainly Oil & Gas. My field is Electical and Instrumentation (DCS, SCADA, F&G, ESD) and I have gathered over the past 15 years a deep understanding of project controls and project risk management. I have also developed over the past few years a plan to implement 'Performance Improvement' service that lights the way for the PMT to a successful project.
I have seen good times and bad times in economic terms, in my own field I 'can' earn a fortune relative to people I work alongside. In Nigeria for instance my monthly earnings is typically 14,000 gbp, which is more than 20 times what I see local engineers earn and maybe 100 times what some people earn in low status jobs. The difference between me travelling business class from London to Abuja and economy is about 4,000 gbp, and so the last time I traveled business class I can hardly remember. My question is 'how can I command that privilege and locals can't', and it tears me apart to consider it. And I quote Jacque Fresco on this "This shit's got to go".
And here's a statement relevant to my professional world, "In the vast majority of project situations, the Project Management Team think they know what's 'going on'. But in reality, they are ALL stumbling around in the dark, and this is why their project is not performing as well as it could."
A 10 minute video that I produced to explain the fundamental principle of the 'antidote' to the above statement.
My efforts to introduce Project Health Control to the Energy Industries over the past 20 years has pretty much FAILED, for the same reason that it will succeed for projects associated with the Transition to RBE. I am offering the whole methodology, which is practically my whole career's worth of effort, to the transition, because I think that it can play a huge part in making it happen.