This is the Pirate Code of the DCI. It is a tool for assembling, coming together and instituting. It is also an invitation to take, hack, and imagine what a pirate code of practice could be for your own context.
Inspired by Sam Conniff Allende’s book: Be More Pirate: Or How to Take on the World and Win (Conniff Allende 2018)
Jump with courage
Fall without hurting yourself
Kiss everyone (even with your mind)
Make this a family. With openness and intimacy. Bring in your whole self and all your senses, your personal as well as your ‘professional’ self. Bring some humour and playfulness. Trust.
Collaboration works. Be generous. Be brave, but kind and humble. Listen as much as you speak. Recognise the labour of others. Speak with transparency.
Unlearn for real. Let wet knowledge find you. Question if knowledge is power. Trust lived experiences. Exercise your imagination. Be creative without necessarily being productive.
Embrace imperfection. Care about the needs of others. Don’t be judgmental. Respect singularity.
Exercise self-governance. Critique, and listen to criticism. Embrace creative conflict. Reinforce shared decision-making and temporary roles. Share resources.
Follow the same code outside DCI.