[hackerspaces] Dealing with micromanagement of hackers

Chris Weiss cweiss at gmail.com
Thu Feb 27 06:08:00 CET 2014

On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 10:53 PM, Torrie Fischer
<tdfischer at hackerbots.net> wrote:
> On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 13:08:08 Bert Hartmann wrote:
>> Hey Torrie,
>> I don't know anything about your space, so this is all pure speculation on
>> my part, but if you don't have enough consensus to pass a budget, perhaps
>> you do need to open up the discussion to more people until they're
>> comfortable with the result? If you do have consensus, then it shouldn't be
>> an issue, and just approve the budget and move forward.
> The budget isn't part of the issue. The issue is that the member is wanting to
> continuously form committees to evaluate every significant piece of our
> infrastructure budget. An overall budget committee is good, but not a budget
> committee, external hosted infrastructure committee, IT committee, floorplan
> committee, kitchen building committee, business development committee,
> outreach committee, and most other ideas.
> We've got 20 members. Its a bit overkill and micromanagement.

you should propose a committee to decide if you really need all these
committees.  but seriously, 20 members is small enough that I'm not
sure why this is a problem.  is any one seconding him?

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