Writing An Immutable Social Contract Between A Company And Its Employees, And Submitting That Ethical Contract To A Decentralized Blockchain

Executive Summary:

There is no such thing as an incorruptible human being: given enough time, money, and power almost any human being will EVENTUALLY become corrupted.

When I start my company, I am going to write the company’s ethical code, in the form of the company's Principal Ethics Document, immutably onto a blockchain where it can never be changed (for nerds, technically the hash of the Principal Ethics Document would be submitted: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptographic_hash_function).


For example, Google’s original motto was “Don't Be Evil”. For some reason, they abandoned that motto as time passed. My company will immutably write the hash of our Principal Ethics Document to a decentralized blockchain so that we can NEVER abandon it.

I am still working on my company’s Principal Ethics Document, but here is the current version (the final version would have to be approved by at least 95% of the company's employees) :

1.) The mental, physical, and spiritual health of our employees is MORE IMPORTANT than profits.

2.) Employees of this company are to be ALWAYS treated with dignity and respect, and they MUST be paid a wage that is a true reflection of their INHERENT value as human beings.

3.) No employee of this company will be assigned tasks that cause them stress in excess of reasonable levels, and no employee of this company will be subjected to chronic stress (high stress levels day after day after day). If more employees are needed to perform the job effectively, then more employees MUST be hired.

4.) A “slavery mentality” MUST be avoided AT ALL COSTS. Definition of a slavery mentality: elites at the top of the company benefit from the highest pay and the least amount of stress, while workers at the bottom of the company do almost all of the work, suffer almost all of the stress, and receive almost none of the pay.

5.) Randomization MUST be incorporated into the promotion process so that people with certain characteristics, pedigrees, degrees from certain universities, and certain last names do not dominate the promotion process. The company should be diverse AT ALL LEVELS, from the most junior employee, to the CEO.

6.) 10% of the company’s profits MUST go to good causes, and these good causes SHALL BE voted on by the employees of the company.

7.) The company MUST promote goodwill in society by doing good deeds, and the company CAN accept donations from the public to help perform good deeds. For example, if the company decides to build a state-of-the-art computer lab for low-income children, the company can ask for matching donations: ie if the public donates $1,000,000, then the company will match with an additional $1,000,000.

8.) 20% of the company’s profits MUST go back to employees in the form of Profit Sharing, and an additional 20% MUST go to a long-term savings/endowment plan to ensure that the company can weather economic downturns.

9.) LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WORK. Employees should spend more time with their families than they do at work because time spent with their families contributes more to the health of society. As such, the typical employee workday will be as follows: three 12 hour workdays per week. Each 12 hour workday will include 1 paid hour of Health & Wellness Time. Health & Wellness Time can be used to eat, workout, perform yoga, meditate etc.

10.) This Principal Ethics Document is a social contract between the company and the company’s employees: it MUST be written immutably to a DECENTRALIZED LEDGER that the company DOES NOT CONTROL, such as a blockchain. For this document to be re-written and re-submitted to a blockchain, 95% of the company’s employees have to approve of the new version.

11.) Such that all company employees internalize the Principal Ethics Document, the employee-approved version of the Principal Ethics Document MUST be read out loud, in its entirety, at the beginning of EVERY company meeting by the most senior company employee attending the meeting.

12.) Abbreviations should NEVER be used within the company because abbreviations obscure the original intent and meaning of words and phrases. FOR EXAMPLE, Principal Ethics Document should NEVER be abbreviated PED, and Health & Wellness Time should NEVER be abbreviated HWT.









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