After a few discussions, and observing the growing number of contributors we have. As well as new Swarms self-organizing for different porpuses. I consider it is time we address the contributor’s hourly rates with a general approach. My hope is this will create a more fair sentiment across the whole organization.
I propose to have a role, development stage, and rate for each contributor. We can decide as a group using signaling proposals on the initial values.
The roles that come to mind are:
- Content Creator
- … (add your role here)
Depending on the development stage of the contributor. My proposal is having the following four levels of development:
- Egg (trainee)
- Larva (junior)
- Pupa (middle)
- Bee (senior)
A contributor will start at a specific stage decided by the project manager of the first Swarm joined. To level up and advance to the next level we can think on different metrics and I invite everyone to the discussion. The low-hanging fruit that comes to mind is the number of hours contributed.
To keep track of this data I create a POC airtable with a few mock data and tables. You can have a look here:
A few questions I have:
- Should we have different rates for every role?
- How we decide on the number of hours need to level up a development stage?