Make Some Decisions with Ad-hoc Panels

To avoid power concentrating in elected directors and other executive positions, ad-hoc panels of 3-7 members can be temporarily formed to investigate a question and make a decision that is not suitable or timely for a general assembly.

The members of the panel should be a combination of representatives of the various interests involved in the decision and people independent of conflicts of interests. Examples may include a hiring process, work reviews, interpreting dotmocracy results and addressing conflicts.

Using ad-hoc panels decreases the chance of cronyism, nepotism and hidden agendas affecting organizational decisions. This model depends on clearly documented plans, contracts and other organizational details to inform the panel's decision.

Recommended Resources: Citizen Juries, Citizen consensus councils