The passionate peers behind Peerdom
We are a group of avid explorers seeking new ways to collaborate. Our mission is to remove unnecessary bureaucracy by building liberating technology that enables individuals to find work, collaborate as peers, and to contribute where it matters most. Our team also uses Peerdom. See our live organisation map on the: Peerdom Team Map.
Andreas Otz, from Bern, Switzerland, looks back at a long career in software and system engineering, most recently spending a decade+ at Google, where he's lead engineering teams across Geo, Youtube, Communications and Search. Andreas brings Peerdom deep expertise in engineering, scalability and global deployment of digital products.
"Changing paradigms to improve people's life across the world has always been a driving force in my life. Peerdom is transformational, both in a business sense as well as in addressing today's and tomorrow's zeitgeist of equitability. Peerdom catalyzes this power, enabling never seen before happiness and efficiency."
Joachim Hagger is an entrepreneur in the digital age, transforming technology into business value and having digital technologies in his DNA. He is working as a mentor or sparring partner with many startups and established corporates and is interested in strategy development and implementation design. He is co-founder of Netcetera, a software engineering group with worldwide 700+ employees, and 4Quant, a startup for image analytics using artificial intelligence.
“With its fast adoption on the market, Peerdom seems to address a critical problem for companies in the transition from the old way of work to adaptive and agile organizations — to be ready for today’s market challenges and today’s generation of employees.”
A product of passion
Peerdom arose organically from a real-world case: our own organisational transformation at Nothing in 2017. At the time, we were exploring how we could inspire our organisation design from peer-to-peer network theory. Check out Nothing’s Peerdom, to see how they're using Peerdom to evolve their organisation design on a daily basis.
Peerdom has been influenced by a growing body of ideas on new ways of working, including:
- Responsive organisations are built to learn from and respond quickly to the new, open flow of information.
- Reinventing Organizations, by Frederic Laloux. This book makes a compelling case for self-organised, purpose-driven organisations.
- Sociocracy and the updated models of Sociocracy 3.0.
- The Holacracy framework as well as its inspirational parent, Sociocracy. Both frameworks describe organisational models and processes that distribute and decentralise power throughout the organisation.
- The BetaCodex framework
Peerdom remains agnostic to any particular organisational dogma. We believe that you shouldn't need a rule book to run your organisation, just a set of building blocks that make sense in your context. We rather focus on making Peerdom intuitive, accessible, and useful for your whole team, no matter how you wish to structure yourself. Simplicity, accessibility, and flexibility are our northern stars.
Tips for mapping out your organisation for the first time
Maps are essential tools to navigate unpredictable terrain. Analogously, work maps orient individuals within an organisation and streamline collaboration. Here, we provide a guide to the successful creation of a work map including why you should map in the first place, who to get involved, what to document, and how to go about doing it.
The advantages to defining job roles instead of job positions
Given an unpredictable world, consider building your organisation out of granular, dynamic building blocks (roles) rather than coarse-grained, rigid units (positions).
Discovering the dark side of self-organisation: 7 common challenges
Insights from the first Peerdom Forum, where we talked about common challenges in self-organised workplaces.