Reimagining collaboration with Web3

Talking about decentralized collaboration with Kerem Alper

“We need to tap into different pockets of wisdom from people of different backgrounds, parts of the world, cultures and experiences”

Today’s trends such as the Great Resignation and the gig economy are also shifting a global vision of talent. Individuals identify as multi-dimensional, and don’t want to be categorized strictly under one role, like “strategists”, “graphic designers”, or “business developers.” But organizations are often surrounded by thick walls, and that often makes them not suitable enough for the challenge presented. “Creators and innovators need to look for new ways of coming together, breaking away from the same old echo chambers,” Kerem concludes. His goals is to find new ways of empowering the individual in alternative work settings, and create support mechanisms, structures, and so on.

“Imagine all the know-how that exists within a structure! The question is, how do we create models where it’s shared more extensively from within? How do you tie that to internal incentive mechanisms?”

Empowerment of the individual through Web3

For Kerem, Web3 is very collaborative in and of itself, with users constantly sharing white papers on their experience — and that creates an openness that hasn’t really existed before. At ATÖLYE and Neol Web3 is primarily practiced as a mode of thinking and a way of discovering desired behaviours that need to happen in a system. It allows to pose such questions: How can value be created and can it be tracked? What are intrinsic and extrinsic motivations of individuals? Can we create a transparent and equitable system? “Web3 can shift mindsets, and the world of consultancies and education is ripe for this transformation,” Kerem says. “The dangerous thing is to be obsessed by the token mechanism, and hope that that mechanism will solve all the problems. Tokens are simply a method, a tool that can only be used as long as there’s value.”

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