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Or­ga­ni­za­tional Cul­ture & Design

TagLast edit: 4 Aug 2022 6:10 UTC by Raemon

Organizational Culture & Design, is the study/​practice of designing groups of humans that can achieve goals, scale, and continue working at a goal over time.

It overlaps with Mechanism Design, which focuses on economic and game-theoretic incentive design.

Re­cur­sive Mid­dle Man­ager Hell

Raemon1 Jan 2023 4:33 UTC
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Dan Luu on “You can only com­mu­ni­cate one top pri­or­ity”

Raemon18 Mar 2023 18:55 UTC
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(twitter.com)

Com­pany lead­er­ship and tac­ti­cal decisions

Dentin1 Oct 2022 21:21 UTC
21 points
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Ven­ture Gran­ters, The VCs of pub­lic goods, in­cen­tiviz­ing good dreams

mako yass17 Dec 2021 8:57 UTC
12 points
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the sub­red­dit size threshold

bhauth23 Jan 2024 0:38 UTC
32 points
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(www.bhauth.com)

Pal­world de­vel­op­ment blog post

bhauth28 Jan 2024 5:56 UTC
79 points
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(note.com)

[Question] Where do (did?) sta­ble, co­op­er­a­tive in­sti­tu­tions come from?

AnnaSalamon3 Nov 2020 22:14 UTC
150 points
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Six Di­men­sions of Oper­a­tional Ad­e­quacy in AGI Projects

Eliezer Yudkowsky30 May 2022 17:00 UTC
298 points
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[Linkpost] Cri­tiques of Red­wood Research

Akash31 Mar 2023 20:00 UTC
13 points
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(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

Ex­po­sure to Lizard­man is Lethal

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien2 Apr 2023 18:57 UTC
70 points
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Hiring Pro­gram­mers in Academia

jefftk24 Jul 2022 20:20 UTC
36 points
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(www.jefftk.com)

In­sti­tu­tional Senescence

Martin Sustrik26 Jun 2020 4:40 UTC
26 points
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(250bpm.com)

High Reli­a­bil­ity Orgs, and AI Companies

Raemon4 Aug 2022 5:45 UTC
86 points
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[Question] When build­ing an or­ga­ni­za­tion, there are lots of ways to pre­vent fi­nan­cial cor­rup­tion of per­son­nel. But what are the ways to pre­vent cor­rup­tion via so­cial sta­tus, poli­ti­cal power, etc.?

M. Y. Zuo17 Oct 2023 18:51 UTC
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[Question] Toy al­ign­ment prob­lem: So­cial Ne­work KPI design

qbolec8 Oct 2022 22:14 UTC
7 points
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Ap­peal to Con­se­quence, Value Ten­sions, And Ro­bust Organizations

Matt Goldenberg19 Jul 2019 22:09 UTC
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Academia as Com­pany Hierarchy

Virgil Kurkjian9 May 2021 17:29 UTC
72 points
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Thoughts on AGI or­ga­ni­za­tions and ca­pa­bil­ities work

7 Dec 2022 19:46 UTC
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Re­quest to AGI or­ga­ni­za­tions: Share your views on paus­ing AI progress

11 Apr 2023 17:30 UTC
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Deep­Mind and Google Brain are merg­ing [Linkpost]

Akash20 Apr 2023 18:47 UTC
55 points
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(www.deepmind.com)

My thoughts on OpenAI’s al­ign­ment plan

Akash30 Dec 2022 19:33 UTC
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Went­worth and Larsen on buy­ing time

9 Jan 2023 21:31 UTC
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Pod­cast with Oli Habryka on LessWrong /​ Light­cone Infrastructure

DanielFilan5 Feb 2023 2:52 UTC
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(thefilancabinet.com)

Con­sent Isn’t Always Enough

jefftk24 Feb 2023 15:40 UTC
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(www.jefftk.com)

“Care­fully Boot­strapped Align­ment” is or­ga­ni­za­tion­ally hard

Raemon17 Mar 2023 18:00 UTC
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The Wizard of Oz Prob­lem: How in­cen­tives and nar­ra­tives can skew our per­cep­tion of AI developments

Akash20 Mar 2023 20:44 UTC
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Let Us Do Our Work As Well

jsteinhardt17 Sep 2021 0:40 UTC
7 points
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(bounded-regret.ghost.io)

Notes on So­cial Responsibility

David Gross19 Mar 2022 14:44 UTC
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So­cial­ism in large organizations

Adam Zerner30 Jul 2023 7:25 UTC
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EA orgs’ le­gal struc­ture in­hibits risk tak­ing and in­for­ma­tion shar­ing on the margin

Elizabeth5 Nov 2023 19:13 UTC
132 points
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Non­profit Boards are Weird

HoldenKarnofsky23 Jun 2022 14:40 UTC
153 points
26 comments20 min readLW link1 review
(www.cold-takes.com)

[Question] How do you con­cisely com­mu­ni­cate & nav­i­gate the poli­tics /​ cul­ture at your job work­ing at a large cor­po­ra­tion or in­sti­tu­tion?

Willa12 Jul 2022 3:22 UTC
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How my team at Light­cone some­times gets stuff done

jacobjacob19 Sep 2022 5:47 UTC
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Why Aren’t There More Schel­ling Holi­days?

johnswentworth31 Oct 2022 19:31 UTC
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In­sti­tu­tions Can­not Res­train Dark-Triad AI Exploitation

27 Dec 2022 10:34 UTC
5 points
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(mflb.com)

Ex­plor­ing the Pre­cau­tion­ary Prin­ci­ple in AI Devel­op­ment: His­tor­i­cal Analo­gies and Les­sons Learned

Christopher King21 Mar 2023 3:53 UTC
−1 points
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How Microsoft’s ruth­less em­ployee eval­u­a­tion sys­tem an­nihilated team col­lab­o­ra­tion.

positivesum25 Nov 2023 13:25 UTC
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(tryingtruly.substack.com)

Hufflepuff Lead­er­ship and Fight­ing Entropy

Raemon7 Jun 2018 0:28 UTC
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When pro­grams have to work—les­sons from NASA

NancyLebovitz31 Jul 2011 15:22 UTC
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The why and how of daily updates

VipulNaik5 May 2019 15:21 UTC
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Why don’t we treat ge­niuses like pro­fes­sional ath­letes?

ryan_b11 Oct 2018 15:37 UTC
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Pro­ject Hufflepuff

Raemon18 Jan 2017 18:57 UTC
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Theater Tick­ets, Sleep­ing Pills, and the Idiosyn­crasies of Del­e­gated Risk Management

Davidmanheim30 Oct 2019 10:33 UTC
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The Sim­ple Solow Model of Soft­ware Engineering

johnswentworth8 Apr 2019 23:06 UTC
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Fund­ing can­ni­bal­ism mo­ti­vates con­cern for overheads

Thrasymachus30 Aug 2014 0:42 UTC
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In­tro­duc­ing The Long Game Pro­ject: Im­prov­ing De­ci­sion-Mak­ing Through Table­top Ex­er­cises and Si­mu­lated Experience

Dan Stuart13 Jun 2023 21:45 UTC
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The Towel Cen­sus: A Method­ol­ogy for Iden­ti­fy­ing Or­phaned Ob­jects in Your Home

mingyuan22 Dec 2019 6:04 UTC
29 points
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[Question] Has gov­ern­ment or in­dus­try had greater past suc­cess in main­tain­ing re­ally pow­er­ful tech­nolog­i­cal se­crets?

habryka1 May 2019 2:24 UTC
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Plant Seeds of Rationality

lukeprog10 Mar 2011 17:51 UTC
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An On­tol­ogy of Sys­temic Failures: Dragons, Bul­lshit Moun­tain, and the Cloud of Doom

ialdabaoth8 Sep 2018 18:19 UTC
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[Link] High-perfor­mance gov­ern­ment (Do­minic Cum­mings)

ioannes13 Dec 2019 23:53 UTC
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[Question] How much do ma­jor foun­da­tions grant per hour of staff time?

Raemon5 May 2019 19:57 UTC
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[Question] Are there non-AI pro­jects fo­cused on defeat­ing Moloch globally?

eapache14 Sep 2020 2:13 UTC
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Si­mu­late the CEO

robotelvis12 Aug 2023 0:09 UTC
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(messyprogress.substack.com)

Mili­tary Ra­tion­al­ities and Irrationalities

pscheyer9 Sep 2013 23:48 UTC
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How Fo­rumMag­num builds com­mu­ni­ties of inquiry

Jim Fisher4 Sep 2023 16:52 UTC
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a rant on poli­ti­cian-en­g­ineer coal­i­tional conflict

bhauth4 Sep 2023 17:15 UTC
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Pro­cess Orientation

lincolnquirk21 Mar 2021 15:21 UTC
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Ex­plicit and Im­plicit Communication

lionhearted (Sebastian Marshall)21 Mar 2018 8:58 UTC
59 points
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Who de­cides what should be worked on?

Aglaya Ivanovna1 Aug 2021 17:26 UTC
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The value of low-con­scien­tious­ness peo­ple on teams

CraigMichael14 Jun 2021 2:06 UTC
60 points
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Long Re­view: Eco­nomic Hierarchies

JohnBuridan23 Apr 2022 12:43 UTC
13 points
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Where Utopias Go Wrong, or: The Four Lit­tle Planets

ExCeph27 May 2022 1:24 UTC
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(ginnungagapfoundation.wordpress.com)
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