39 Policies covering all aspects of the relationships among the nodes of a Federation are included in Douglas Integrative Governance 247 (DIG 247) Policies which can be customised for a Federation from DIG 247 Templates.
40 This federated network of “value exchanges” would be a joint venture among independent parties. Each participant in a Federation would be a joint venturer with a simple written Joint Venture Agreement defining their situation.
41 Meetings in the network could employ tools such as Dynamic Facilitation Skills. As explained at http://www.ToBe.net this involves "Choice-creating" which “...is a heartfelt, creative quality of thinking where these non-linear "shifts" and breakthroughs are natural. It is an energy-based process where the "real" issues are identified and solved, and where consens us is normal. Choice-creating is particularly well-suited for addressing and solving 'impossible to solve' problems. Plus it does so in a way that builds trust and celebrates the unique perspectives of each person.” Financial planning, budgeting and activities for any period could incorporate tools such as Intangible Management® which is “the new system of financially valuing, financially recording and scientifically managing time by reference to knowledge, relationships, emotional intelligence and speed- the four key value drivers.” (Please see http://www.Standardsinstitute.org for details of software and of the some 800 organisations in 55 countries which are members of the International Intangible Management Standards Institute.)
42 With some overlapping, this IFEDS Model may be aligned very broadly with existing organisations as follows:
Individual end-users/citizens – citizens, those served by a civil society organisation, customers of a business;
Federations – executive government, judiciary, legislature, civil society peak bodies, conglomerate businesses;
Enterprises - government agencies, civil society campaigns, businesses;
Direct Support Advocates – elected representatives, members of a civil society organisation, customer relations staff;
Suppliers – providers of goods and services to government departments, civil society organisations, businesses and end-users.
43 “Businesses that operate with a high degree of excellence, but in the transaction model, will continue to have an important role to play in the new networks. In these cases, the internal logic that governs efficient production will have to be subordinated to the necessity of alignment with the individual and thus the distributed imperative." (“The Support Economy” by Zuboff and Maxmin, p.379, http://www.thesupporteconomy.com .) For instance, a software company could become the Facilitation Enterprise of a Federation, a housing company the Housing Enterprise of a Federation and so on. It would all depend on the motivation and knowledge of the initial Federation Catalysts. Federations would compete to provide direct support for end-users/citizens and their success would be indicated by the extent to which end-users/citizens used this direct support and remained loyal to the Federation.
44 For a long time to come distributed economy organisations will be dealing with managerial economy organisations so DIG 247 policies for Federations, Enterprises and Direct Support Advocates are based on existing laws. Under DIG 247, entities can be whatever is legally permissible. The relationship between entities under DIG 247 policies is one of joint venturers and may be defined in simple contracts because of the trust-based and trust-enabled nature of the policies in the DIG 247 Templates. However, nothing in this description or the Templates constitutes legal advice. Advice from a qualified legal practitioner should be sought before adopting DIG 247.