Organize committees of equal standing (no pyramid org chart) to operate on a well researched and evolving consensus decision making model. This can initially be messy and confrontational until parties get to know and respect one another, and seem slow, but when everybody has a voice and a veto the decisions reached manifest action without opposition, have been extensively researched, discussed, refined and crafted so everybody wins, and save time and trouble in the long run as the players, all playing the same tune, focus on common visions, instead of dominance and turf battles.
Instead of the entrenched, dysfunctional, glacial, bureaucratic, control-freak and psychopath-attracting, top-down military inspired chain-of-command, war making, authoritarian master-slave pyramid we will co-create a richly connected collaborative communication network of equals with a common vision, mutual respect and effective non-violent ways of conflict resolution. There are still time-critical events that require following an experienced director, like orchestras, emergencies, crisis situations, and, in our case, live video productions. In training for all crew positions the Director one day might be a camera operator the next. Master-apprentice relationships, where the masters inspire instead of command, have proven themselves over the ages, and are a whole different story from master-slave.
Committees can comprise one or more members as needed, and individuals can serve on multiple committees. The items below then represent one possible committee lineup for addressing the more important tasks and issues to be dealt with. Expect more (or fewer) as we evolve.
Distributing the tasks among many committees, with overlaps requiring inter-committee coordination, reduces the burden on each so more folks can find time to play with us, and enhances overall communication. The website, Email and web browser collaboration software will also reduce scheduling hassles, phone interruptions and travel. You can take your time to absorb this document, sleep on it, and grok it very well before you respond by email, which I can then read and ponder similarly, and refer back to as needed.
Hopefully these will be volunteer committees with support from a volunteer board of advisors all of whom are compensated by free admissions and other perks, the fun and rewards of creative collaboration, the satisfaction and prestige of engaging and uplifting our children and our culture, and contributing to the attractiveness, creative spirit, opportunities and economy of Crestone and the valley.
Business model fine-tuning and performance tracking in collaboration with the Executive Committee
Determine fair sustainable wages, rates and fees for operations, expansion, and unanticipated expenses. Make fees to schools and non-profits free or discounted where possible, keeping in mind that many have their own budgets for items OmniDome can provide for less and will be glad to support us.
Main and subcommittees for each subject area to create and administer education programs, services, certifications, and alumni services.
Some possible subject areas that fit OmniDome facilities, needs and resources:
Rather than compete with areas that are already covered by the Charter School or other enterprises OmniDome can become a collaborator, showcase and common resource to help support them with rentable facilities they couldn't otherwise afford, business services and counseling, education services, and so on, saving expense and duplication of effort all around.
For example, when it rains on the Crestone Music Festival events can be moved to OmniDome. Additional Crestone Performances OmniDome events could be organized as well in any season. Local eateries could host larger events with food service from the professional kitchen. Might need a liquor license for that one. Bands and other performers could rent OmniDome for rehearsals, recording sessions, videos, and gigs. OmniDome creates extraordinary synergies.
Anything is possible.