|Re: Work or Pay Systems||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: John Faust (wjfaustgmail.com)|
|Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 14:02:16 -0700 (PDT)|
Maybe it is easier to spend a lot of time identifying the set of community tasks that need to be done instead working in hours that need to be uniformly distributed over the members. With this task list, more time (and money) could be spent getting professionals to come in and tell you how much it would cost to do those tasks. The reason I say "and money" is because it isn't fair to get bids from professional contractors when there is no intention of hiring any of them doing the bidding. Besides, if you are clear with them up front and pay for their estimates, they might give what you really need: a detailed breakdown of the tasks and what each costs. Once you have those task details, then you don't have to rely on hours-reporting--each task has a value. Someone either does the task (adequately) or they don't. The tasks can be rotated if necessary to allow everyone the opportunity to do the high-value, low-hour tasks if they can do them. Members would sign up for all the tasks they are willing and able to do. All of those wanting to do Task A will get a chance to do it. Honesty in reporting hours becomes irrelevant. To make sure everyone can do their fair share, some of the tasks (e.g., sweeping walkways, raking leaves, cleaning up the parking areas, inspecting facilities) can be divided into some number of identical tasks. Adequacy can be measured in terms of complaints. A complaint wouldn't be relevant until the task deadline has passed. After that, a complaint is relevant. If a member accumulates too many complaints (from other than sworn enemies) then some kind of correction needs to be applied. Some tasks might not be visible (e.g., inspections). Those would require reports and checklists. At some point, trust will have to play a role. In any case, dealing at the task level takes tracking hours (honestly or otherwise) out of the equation. John Faust
- Re: Work or Pay Systems, (continued)
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