Thursday, January 27, 2022

Proposal: Working the Dancefloor Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

Timed out and failed, 1-3. Josh

Adminned at 29 Jan 2022 00:11:48 UTC

If has passed, this proposal does nothing.

From the rule Boring Box Company, remove “The first time a given Employee performs a Weekday action on a given day, each member of their Team receives an increase in Options according the Incentive Formula” and “Each time an Employee performs a Weekday Action, their productivity increases by 1.”

From the rule Departments, remove “The CEO has the sole power to set and/or change an Employee’s department”.

Add the following as a subrule to the rule Departments, called Departmental Actions:

A Departmental Action must be described as being restricted to a single Department. A Departmental Action is a Weekday Action that may only be undertaken by an Employee whose Department is the Department to which that Departmental Action is restricted. An Employee may only carry out one Departmental Action a day, as per the restrictions on Daily Actions (and so an Employee may also not carry out two Departmental Actions within the same 10 hour period)

Whenever an Employee carries out any Departmental Action they must the carry out the following Atomic Action:
*Increase their Productivity by 1, unless doing so would set their Productivity to the same value as the Seniority of the hierarchal rank immediately above the one they currently hold, in which case set their Productivity to zero and increasie their hierarchal rank by 1 place
*Increase the Options of each member of their Team according to the Incentive Formula

In all subrules to the rule Departments, change “An Employee may only perform actions described in this subrule if they belong to the” to “All Actions defined in this rule are Departmental Actions that are restricted to the”. Remove “As a Weekday Action,” wherever it appears from all such rules.

Adding the stuff for Josh’s proposal that I like


Josh: he/him

27-01-2022 08:25:24 UTC


lendunistus: he/him

27-01-2022 19:35:48 UTC

like I said on Josh’s proposal, I don’t like having to change your department every time you do an action. this doesn’t even fix R&D’s options lead since there’s no reset

I’d like an actual fix for R&D’s options lead like giving other departments more actions or maybe even reworking options entirely

SupernovaStarbright: she/they

27-01-2022 19:36:19 UTC


Clucky: he/him

27-01-2022 20:02:09 UTC

unless I missed something there is nothing here that makes you change your department eveyr time you do an action

and a reset is not a good way to fix an options lead. No one wants to play a game if the end result is going to be “everything you did previously gets completely reset”. if you’re gonna BAMPAM, find a more creative way to do it.

lendunistus: he/him

27-01-2022 20:21:55 UTC

oh right I can’t read

I still don’t know if abolishing productivity is a good idea

Raven1207: he/him

28-01-2022 16:34:32 UTC


SupernovaStarbright: she/they

28-01-2022 18:34:42 UTC

@lendunistus, check out Get Him on the Workfloor, Plus Incentives! It gives sales and manufacturing more ways to generate options (and also gives R&D a slight boost to keep it balanced) It should help non-R&D people to catch up and promote more activity overall.