the common good
Dreamocracy aims ultimately to contribute to democracy’s reinvention and future. To counter the very real risk of democratic collapse we thus face, Dreamocracy’s team aims to:
Our 4 rules for quality
of work and life
- We schedule meetings only if clearly needed and we keep them as short as necessary. Meetings should serve a clear purpose, with an agenda, and certainly not be 1-hour long by default. 15mn is usually sufficient, 30mn plenty, and that’s what we aim for.
- If it’s urgent, we call. And we do not expect fast replies to emails.
- We use shared online collaborative documents for successful asynchronous work.
- We schedule time for focused work, i.e. reading, writing, thinking and strategizing without distraction (i.e. without meetings).
Who we are
Jean de Renesse
Partner, Senior Advisor
Years of experience
We work for those who
share our values
- It’s only worth doing if it contributes to human dignity and progress. We strive for the pursuit of justice, equality, peace, general welfare, and freedom, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals and the Universal declaration of human rights. We will not work for any group that openly promotes intolerance, disparages democracy, pits one community against another, or conducts what we see as any activity that contradicts such standards.
- Anything we do should accelerate the transition towards a mode of development that is ecologically desirable and therefore compatible with our planet’s carrying capacities. We will notably not work for fossil fuels industries nor the agrochemical sector.
- We should be constantly curious together about new ways of getting results.
- We cultivate joy at work, especially in parts that joy doesn’t usually reach.
- Humour is a powerful engine for change.
- Collective intelligence should be done well – CI and public action are hard to mix, and we understand the need for political communication and marketing to get things done. However, we strive not to work for groups that see collective intelligence as a gimmick and do not commit to treating outside inputs meaningfully.