Hey, community, its Ross once again! My new blog post is devoted to so called “taconomy” - a specific reward model which we are using here at PARSEC Labs. As some of you already know, we are an open community that are using holacracy as self-management practice for organizations. Ok, so now you know that we have holacracy, what’s next?
We believe Slack is a great collaboration hub and very useful communication tool. All of us tried before many different apps and task trackers, but it seems Slack fits our team the best. We have there around 15 different public channels, each is devoted to some specific circle or part of our working process. For example, we have following public channels in our Slack:
and there are few others, for example - “random” channel for memes and interesting discussions :)
HeyTaco - is a special chat-bot for Slack, with a main mission to spread appreciation! How? Very simple: by sharing tacos inside the remote team. Every member of a team can give to 5 tacos per day to another team members. Remember, tacos can be given only in public channels!
If you receive few tacos - you know that you have completed some important task and these tacos are the appreciation (reward) from your teammates. How you can understand when it's time to share your tacos to other team members? Just follow three main principles below:
As all other chat bots, HeyTaco! has special commands, which you can find very useful. I’ll list just few most important of them. In your Slack channel:
Direct messages to HeyTaco! chat bot:
HeyTaco! has its own leaderboard for every team and the leaderboard is refreshing every week. We thought this can be comfortably aligned to our current payment model. We have few payment levels (options) based on the number of tacos you will earn per week.
The reward can be claimed in PSC (Parsec token) or DAI (ETH). So, basically if you are earning enough tacos every week - you will also receive the reward every week. We believe that receiving a reward every week is more fair and fun!
For now the amount of possible weekly reward is limited to 16 tacos per week, but if you want to earn more - you can try to claim extra bounty for completing some important tasks. All our current bounties can be found here.
By the way, few months ago we also had a special bonus rewards in our HeyTaco!, which were available for purchase with the tacos. We had few Ledger wallets, t-shirts and some other merchandise!
If you are interested and/or want to contribute, join us on slack: http://join.parseclabs.org