Guidelines for the conversation
When sharing your views in Our Big Conversation, we ask you to abide by two golden rules and a few simple guidelines:

 

The golden rules

  1. We do not allow ideas or comments which are critical of a specific individual. These will either be amended to anonymise the individual, or hidden completely from view.
  2. We do not allow any ideas or comments that could reasonably be described as abusive or considered to be bullying, harassment, assault or a threat of violence. Such ideas will be hidden and may also lead to further disciplinary action, depending on their severity.

Our guidelines

Be considerate - Your input will be used by other people, and we in turn will depend on the input of others. Any choice we make will affect our colleagues, we should therefore consider them when doing so.

 

Be respectful - Disagreement is no excuse for poor manners. Assume good intentions, do your best to act in an empathic fashion, work together to resolve conflict. A community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not productive.

 

Take responsibility for your words and actions - We can all make mistakes; when we do, we take responsibility for them. If someone has been harmed or offended, we listen carefully and respectfully, and work to right the wrong.

 

Be collaborative - Collaboration between teams and people with different experiences is essential. Collaborating transparently improves the quality of our work.

 

Value decisiveness, clarity and consensus - Disagreements are normal, but we do not allow them to persist and fester leaving others uncertain of the agreed direction. We expect participants in the project to resolve disagreements constructively.

 

Ask for help when unsure - Asking questions early avoids many problems later, so you're encouraged to ask questions, though do make sure to direct them to appropriate ideas and comments shared by colleagues. If you are asked, try to be responsive and helpful. In response, we commit to preserving the integrity of the conversation, by never revealing your identity publicly and by seriously considering all ideas which are prioritised through your likes and dislikes.