Group 6: Tasks

The last subgroup of the Six Circles of Productivity is Tasks. If you are in this group you are getting paid for the work you perform to accomplish the task. A Smartup is a task-driven organization. This means everything boils down to performing tasks that, bit by bit, progress the Smartup to the best version it can become. A task group could have multiple workers, working together to accomplish the task but also could just have one worker. This depends on the determination of the Mission Leader. In a task group, you are never alone though. You always get assigned an assistant that checks, help, learns and reports. For the latter, the assistant is connected with a software robot (bot), the third entity in the task group. As you will find out this is the case in every group and part of the DNA of a Smartup: the ADM-triangle, discussed in the chapter 'the metabolism of a Smartup'. 

Cross section of the task group

Cross section of the task group

The buddy system

You never work alone in a Smartup. This simple but powerful idea is based on the ancient army method of the buddy system. The buddy system makes sure the people won't abuse the freedom and independence workers enjoy working for a Smartup. Moreover, it helps workers when they get stuck, make mistakes and prevent workers to drown in all kinds of administrative responsibilities. Last but not least, the buddy system also establishes a learning environment. The assistant learns how the worker solves a specific task and gains knowledge and skills. In the task group the worker get's 90% of the budget that is set out for that specific task. The assistant 10%.