DAO Contributor Skills Trio: Mental Building, Self-Guidance, and Facilitation

This article will outline some of the most valuable skills we believe should be developed and used by DAO contributors today. We provide broad introductions to 3 skills, along with corresponding strategies and practices.

Organizational leadership is no longer the exclusive domain of executives. The self-governing nature of Web3 and DAOs is decentralizing these capabilities, making many DAO contributors influential leaders.

With the emergence of this new model of cooperation, the educational need for DAO members has also been born. From contributors to operators to founders, they all need to have fundamental skills to meaningfully participate in distributed organizations.

The contributor skills we describe here are based on the observation that being fully engaged in a DAO is more than simply accomplishing a few tasks, but more centrally, working in a DAO requires processing large amounts of complex information and facilitating people in a fully digital Collaborate in a work environment.

Suppose we are computers

Contributor skill set ( cryptohun3y )

DAO Contributor Skills Trio: Mental Building, Self-Guidance, and Facilitation

  • If we compare ourselves to a computer, mental construction is like our central processing unit (CPU).
  • With a CPU, DAO contributors should develop their operating system: self-bootstrapping and scheduling for day-to-day work.
  • Finally, the CPU and operating system provide a solid foundation for DAO contributors to run DAO-specific applications: facilitation skills. In self-governing organizations, like DAOs, facilitation is a skill that high-value contributors should have.

Skill 1: Mental Construction – Contributor’s Central Processing Unit (CPU)

Contributor Skill 1 – Mental Building ( cryptohun3y )

DAO Contributor Skills Trio: Mental Building, Self-Guidance, and Facilitation

A core skill for DAO contributors is mental construction.

If fitness helps you cope with physical stress and enjoy the thrill of exercise, psychological construction allows you to easily cope with the cognitive, social and emotional stress of DAO work while enjoying the thrill of contributing.

Mental construction opens up the possibility for us to build good relationships with those around us, expand our abilities, and allow us to better surf the ocean of Web3 knowledge.

How to start meaningful mental construction? Let’s dig a little deeper.

We can start training from cognitive ability, which is the basis of psychological construction. These trainings can rewire our neural pathways to build a healthy brain through neuroplasticity.

This foundational mental construction can greatly improve focus, awareness, and ultimately our thinking, analytical, and socio-emotional processing abilities in the digital workplace.

  • How: Meditation, breathing, and active rest stimulate our compassion, gratitude, and health benefits: sunlight, exercise, sleep, and food.
  • How to do it: We can incorporate these exercises into our daily routine. For example, practice WimHof breathing first in the morning. Then go into a more peaceful and focused state with a 12-minute meditation. There are also simple habits, such as taking three deep breaths before, during, and after a meeting, which also have many benefits. Actively resting during the day using body scanning technology can also be effective.
  • Outcome: Improved brain’s ability to process massive amounts of Web 3 information. Increase awareness, focus and depth of analysis.

The second pillar of psychological construction is social-emotional processing. Socio-emotional processing is actually how we process complex input from ourselves and the outside world, and it is built on a range of cognitive abilities such as consciousness. Social-emotional processing is a fusion of social awareness and self-knowledge.

  • Approach: Regular self-examination, set time for self-reflection, adopt a growth mindset, receive peer support and guidance.
  • How to do it: Become your own “executive coach.” Do self-reflection every day, set a time-bound goal, and make sure to make time for debriefing.
    • Ask a lot of questions and keep yourself curious instead of getting stuck in a fixed mindset. Get a feel for the way people work and communicate. Be humble enough to admit what you don’t know. See challenges, conflicts, and tensions as opportunities to learn. Failure is also an opportunity to learn.
    • Take time out regularly to communicate with trusted friends in the Web 3 world.
    • Hold regular meetings with fellow contributors.
  • Outcome: Improve the ability to deal with stress, stay calm in the face of stress, and deal with challenges in relationships calmly. Better allocate your energy, manage your emotions, and prioritize things. Encourage yourself to grow positively, don’t push yourself.

Focusing on mental building is actually an investment in our future selves, as we develop the necessary habits, stamina and flexibility to enjoy ourselves and our unique potential as contributors and beyond To the fullest.

Skill 2: Self-Direction – The Contributor’s Operating System

Contributor Skill 2 – Self-Guided ( cryptohun3y )

DAO Contributor Skills Trio: Mental Building, Self-Guidance, and Facilitation

Beyond the powerful psychological building core is our ability to self-direct. If the capacity for mental construction is our CPU, then the capacity for self-direction is our operating system—a set of logic that guides our daily contributions: from setting ambitious goals to prioritizing our day-to-day affairs.

How do you define your contributor OS?

  • Approach: Conduct a self-skills and competency assessment, identify your contributor style, identify a personal theory of change, set short- and long-term goals, develop a decision matrix, find an environment that suits you based on your characteristics, and prioritize. (Translator’s Note: Theory of Change, refers to a comprehensive description and explanation of how and why expected change occurs in a specific context)
  • How to do it:
    • During what phase of a project are you most and least energetic? What do you need to balance your work situation?
    • Set aside time on your calendar for the things you hold dear. Time and energy are valuable resources for DAO contributors, learn to allocate them wisely.
    • What time of day do you feel most productive? What time of day are you most tired? Plan your work accordingly.
    • What are your favorite types of projects and why do they make sense to you?
    • What is your least favorite task? Why?
    • What can you promise? How much can you pay for this project/DAO?
    • Determining a personal contribution style is probably the most important starting point for any DAO contributor. Think about it from the following perspectives:
    • Before choosing a DAO to contribute to, be sure to clarify your personal goals.
    • Leverage the system to sort to-dos and unsolicited requests such as private chats. A good prioritization system is the key to saving time and brainpower, ultimately helping you achieve your goals quickly and with minimal effort.
    • Work with a coach or peer to determine your cognitive tendencies. Use your strengths to maximize your performance.
    • Plan time.
    • Pay attention to the mode of your work. Make difficult forecasts and contingency plans.
    • Set long- and short-term goals and expectations. Periodically assess whether you have completed the task. Identify blocking factors and work to address them.
  • Outcomes: Improve your ability to make meaningful contributions consistent with your own values; improve your sense of personal fulfillment at work; improve your ability to prioritize things and find shortcuts to your daily goals.

Skill 3: Promotion – DAO Exclusive App for Contributors

Contributor Skill 3 – DAO Facilitation ( cryptohun3y )

DAO Contributor Skills Trio: Mental Building, Self-Guidance, and Facilitation

The DAO Facilitation is the outermost layer of the DAO Contributor Education Toolkit.

The word “facilitate” literally means “to make an action (or process) easier or easier; to help make it happen”. This idea is at the heart of self-managing organizations, where most outputs are sudden.

DAO facilitation includes a range of skills, tools and applications. DAO contributors should apply it proficiently to facilitate collaboration. This is a set of apps or programs that run on our CPU and operating system. It starts with facilitating interactions among community members and ends with advancing key decisions and projects. In addition, there are some day-to-day tasks that affect the quality of non-protocol DAO work, such as communication and meeting management.

  • Approach: Proactively facilitate discussions, meetings, activities, events large and small. Actively participate in on-site exchanges. Develop group dynamics by facilitating decision-making and clear project management. Be an active, measured project manager who knows the goals, outcomes, and objectives of the project well.
  • How to do it: “Facilitation” is to DAOs what governance is to traditional organizations, the key is to move things forward.
    • Meeting Management – Make sure you and others feel involved. Before the meeting, allow enough time to prepare, understand the purpose of the meeting, and understand what information you and others need to get. At the end of the meeting, debrief and record what was learned and what needs to be done next. After the meeting, follow up and keep the group engaged. If you’re the moderator, it’s a good idea to set an agenda that involves the right participants. The reason why we need meeting management is that the success of the meeting is not the responsibility of the meeting host alone, it requires the active and moderate participation of everyone present.
    • Decision-making – Use mature decision-making processes: propose, vote, vote, to accomplish various types of decisions. Using Figma or Miro to conduct workshops, you can guide members to interact and participate in group decision-making, as well as video communication.
    • Relationships – Design a conflict resolution mechanism to deal with a variety of relationship issues.
    • Communication – Improve your asynchronous communication by understanding how to best use tool stacks such as Discord, Clarity, Lobby, Coordinape, Snapshot, Gather and more. Design meetings and abstracts for quick understanding by necessary participants.
    • Project Management and Workgroups – Learn the DAO-native approach to project management. You can learn from two methods of Agile and Scrum to let the project happen autonomously.
    • Operations – Facilitates onboarding, compensation, and management.
  • Outcome: Working in DAOs will be more efficient and clear. Communicate faster, clearer and with fewer disagreements. It operates more smoothly, and contributors can focus on realizing their value and full potential without being overwhelmed by immature systems.

DAO Contributor Education – For Whom?

The above skill sets are suitable for DAO roles at various work intensities.

People working on DAOs full-time, including operators and founders, will use these tools to increase productivity, similar to how executives in traditional organizations use mentoring and training. Operators are the central coordinating node of the organization, and they are under a lot of pressure, and these skills may be able to ease their burden.

Contributors who participate in the DAO intermittently, such as 5-15 hours per week, will also benefit from DAO contributor education, increasing the ability to contribute value easily and quickly. Find your place in any DAO quickly. Ultimately, contributing to the DAO will be a joyful and rewarding experience.

Taking a step back, contributor education is critical to individuals, to DAOs, and to the entire DAO ecosystem.

  1. Equip contributors with personal skills so they can reach their full potential.
  2. Send contributors and operators to design and incubate new organizational forms.
  3. Create a vibrant, interoperable ecosystem for contributors and operators.

Let us work together!

DAO Contributor Skills Trio: Mental Building, Self-Guidance, and Facilitation

Designed by @glycemag

This article was written by @cryptohun3y and @albiverse with the help of Twoplus contributors Antoine, Ale, Maxwell, Greg.

The Twoplus community is dedicated to personal development and mental health coaching for DAO contributors. We believe that the demand for mental health training and a great contributor experience will explode in Web 3 in the next few years.

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