Artful Participation

Commit to doing your best to act and interact in ways that enable effective collaboration.

Adopt The Seven Principles

Align collaboration with the Seven Principles.

Agree On Values

Intentionally evolve the culture in your organization.

Involve Those Affected

Involve people in making decisions that affect them, to maintain equivalence and accountability, and to increase the amount of information available on the subject.

Invest in Ongoing Learning

Make continuous learning an integral part of people’s responsibilities and work, so that they ongoingly develop their capacity to contribute effectively toward the purpose of the organization.

Breaking Agreements

Break agreements when you are certain the benefit for the organization outweighs the cost of waiting to amend that agreement first, and take responsibility for any consequences.

Financial Transparency

Share relevant information about financial performance with the organization’s members, to build trust and accountability and support them to make informed decisions regarding their work.

Share Costs and Gains

Ensure that people have a direct relationship to the costs and gains resulting from their work, so that they are incentivised to give their best, work effectively and minimize waste.

Open Salary

Create a fair salary formula and make it transparent.

Support Role

Apply the role pattern to external contractors.


Secure S3 principles and patterns in your bylaws as needed to protect legal integrity and organizational culture.