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A product of passion

Peerdom is an ecosystem of digital tools, a network of passionate organisational designers, and a knapsack of clever ideas that helps organisations evolve and maintain a decentralized, values-based collective of peers.

Created to combat the challenges of active, participatory collaboration, Peerdom organically grew out of a real-world case of organisational transformation. The Peerdom ecosystem has been designed with functionality and flexibility in mind and we are constantly building and improving its apps as they are put to the test by various organisations.

Transcending outdated organisational models

As technology advances lead us into a border-free world where information is open and instantly accessible to all, there is a need to revisit how we collaborate.

Under the stress of this changing landscape, traditional organisational forms are reaching their limits. For organisations that are unwilling to adapt, leaders and employees are becoming disillusioned, disconnected, and disengaged from their work.

The Peerdom ecosystem can help modernise your organisation and promote a better, more integrated, and more purposeful way of working together. It welcomes constant adaptation, encourages active participation, and provides increased clarity about why your organisation does what it does.

Follow your own path

Peerdom has drawn inspiration from a variety of sources. To begin, responsive organisations are built to learn from and respond quickly to the new, open flow of information. “Reinventing Organizations” by Frederic Laloux, makes a compelling case for self-organised, purpose-driven organisations. Brian Robertson’s Holacracy framework, based off of early versions of the dynamic governance system Sociocracy, describes an organisational model and protocol that distributes and decentralises power. More recently, improvements on the sociocratic model are actively proposed in Sociocracy 3.0.

However, Peerdom is not specifically associated with an organisational dogma with fixed rules and procedures. Think of it as a marketplace of collaborative applications, organisational coaches, and clever ideas from which your team can pick-and-choose in order to assemble your own model that incrementally improves your organisation. It's a customisable toolkit that fits to your team's particular shared values and culture.

Peerdom Pillars

Peerdom's ecosystem of ideas, advocates, and digital apps are united through the three principles:

  1. Decentralized and peer-driven
    Peer-to-peer organisations (P2P) are a major influence for Peerdom. In P2P models, everyone participates and contributes to your organisation as a peer. Roles are defined to get work done, but these roles are transient; that is, peers may willingly take them on or withdraw from them over time. There are no formal hierarchies between people or roles (e.g. managers, CEOs, staff) as in traditional, industrial-age organisational models. On the other hand, tasks and work form a natural structure.

  2. Continuous evolution
    Peerdom employs a dynamic, modular approach. Its tools support continual improvement of your organisation through regular, iterative modification. Its tools are designed to mould to and grow with your organisation's specific needs.

  3. Open and shared culture
    Peerdom tools encourage a work culture that congregates around shared values based on explicit openness and active participation. Unite your team around shared values and create a rewarding, collaborative culture.

The Horizon

We are currently working on exciting features for Peerdom Map, as well as new apps for the Peerdom ecosystem. Contact us for more information. We're excited to see how Peerdom will help your organisation evolve.