When deciding on the ranking structure, and how we wanted to set up our leadership team, DrCyn went with a cut back version of the FBI Hierarchy. He’d used many structures in the past; US Marine Corps, Motorcycle Clubs, Simple Admin & Moderator – this seemed like an interesting one to use. There’s a limitation on leadership positions, where most positions are just moderating chats and ensuring members are having a good time and issues are rooted out quickly.
Whilst the position at the top is the CEO of Subversive Gaming, the person in that role is not 100% in control of the community or network. Any big direction changes, issuing bans, prize events and other matters are subject to a vote by The SG Council; Councillors are scattered around the ranks, but they still have a say in what happens with the community. One person calling the shots has failed in every community we’ve seen, so we called for something different. Nothing happens without a discussion and if required a vote. We’re a community built by the people, for the people.
Not only do we have a Council at the top for the big changes and decision, Subversive Gaming also has several subcommittees in its divisions to help democratically bring up ideas and decisions to help ease potential conflicts. Ideas can be submitted anonymously if someone feels that it’s better, so no one can vote on the person with the idea but simply the idea on its own merit. The entire organisation from its humble beginnings has been built on the ideas from members from the lowest entry rank (Agent Trainee) to the CEO, the CEO has never turned away a good idea.