Working Together

Team Rhythms & Rituals

Below is an overview of the most fundamental annual meeting rhythm we have. These are by far not all our meetings, since there are many ad hoc initiatives, as well as project and working group meetings.

How can I join? To see the times of all GT meetings and join, check the GT Team Meetings Calendar, which you were added to when onboarded.

"Services" Exchange | every 2 weeks

This is THE place to go if you are a GT member working on current projects, or someone who would like to find pathways for getting involved in projects. The purpose of them is for us to cross-pollinate across projects, learn together, and manage projects as a team, rather than many isolated groups. Elements of this call:

  • High-level updates about ongoing projects

  • Sharing learnings & advice

  • Sharing needs: both for knowledge/resources & people on projects

Important: Since this call is geography-based, it's important that key take-aways are always shared on slack afterwards, with the rest of the members. Participation: optional for members, but if you are working in projects regularly, it is important to attend as often as possible.

Biz Dev Scrum | weekly

  • Open call for everyone in the Greaterthan Ecosystem (= on GT slack)

  • Purpose: discuss leads & biz dev opportunities. If you have a potential lead and need support or sense-making on what the right next step is, join this call!

Full GT Member meetings | Quarterly

Purpose

  • Keeping coherence as the members group: building relationships, seeing what is happening in the system, discussing things we need to draw our attention to

  • Sharing a financial update: discussing patterns in money flows & strategy and making decisions around money

  • Participation: all members are expected to attend

To see when these calls are scheduled, please check the GT Team Meetings google calendar, which you were given access to when onboarded.

Ecosystem & Learning Calls | every 2 months

  • Open call for everyone in the Greaterthan Ecosystem (= on GT slack)

  • Connective: getting to know each other and our work better

  • Case clinics: anyone can bring a question, challenge or case to the meetings to get advice on from the group (wise crowd style)

In-Person & Distributed Sprints

A set of days where we focus intensely on working together, either on a specific project (Academy), or on evolving Greaterthan as an organization. In the past this has often looked like 3-5 days of living & working together with the whole team in rotating (rural) locations, every 3-6 months.

Annual Opt-in Ritual

An annual moment for reflection and acknowledgement of the changes taking place in the GT system, especially in relation to people moving in and our of their roles as partners and associates. This is our form of an annual "opt-in", as a collective acknowledgment moment of changes to people's involvement.

Other Meetings

  • Partners Meeting | every 2 weeks

Etiquette for going offline & availabilities

  • If you cannot join a regular meeting, decline the calendar invite.

  • Share your calendar with other team members, and put your location in it so that everyone knows where you are

  • Add "OFF - [location]" in your calendar when you are offline