4. Organisation Tools (DAOs and DHOs)
DAO Strategies & Playbook (OPEN LIBRARY)
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The Plains

How teams give decision-making, authority and delegation abilities to other members.
Ideal for Teams who need to move fast and have a high degree of trust in their leadership.


A flat organization. All members are at the same level of authority. No member has authority to give direction to another and no members require sustained guidance.

Examples include:

  • co-ops and other member organizations,
  • 1-member-1-vote DAOs/DHOs,
  • true anarchy,
  • worker guilds (translating, coding, etc)
  • etc.

Suggested When:

All members are doing similar complexity of tasks and have similar self-organisation requirements, sensing, and coordination abilities. This is ideal for founder teams (start ups), collectives (like worker guilds) and other small organizations.

Known Pitfalls:

Sets limits to growth (which could also be a benefit) as teams are encouraged to only seek members who will contribute equally to the organization.

Hypha DHO Template:

Authored by Rieki Cordon, Hypha DHO