Vadi Agreements

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The term Vadi (pronounced vah’dee) is short for valuable differences. A Vadi Agreement acknowledges that differences are a part of relationships and some differences have value, and provides relationships and agreements which can help valuable differences persist, adapt and change as needed.

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The term Vadi (pronounced vah’dee) is short for valuable differences. A Vadi Agreement acknowledges that differences are a part of relationships and some differences have value. A Vadi Agreement also provides relationships and agreements which can help valuable differences persist, adapt and change as needed. Whether used more explicitly or casually, the practices of and ideas behind the Core Idea, ProxPatterns, ProxSets, and ProxRewards (Proxri) can help us create relationships and agreements in which valuable differences persist, adapt and change as needed. Keep in mind that the proximity is flexible, and that perspectives vary with different proximities or ProxSets. Again, the ways these are practiced can range from very formal to very casual.

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The rest of this page goes into much more detail about Vadi Agreements.

Introduction

Differences arise as people collaborate and manage resources, as well as interact and go about daily living. A Vadi Agreement can help them deal with differences. Such agreements can range from very formal to very casual.

There can be differences in resources, skills, knowledge, results, experiences, connections, assets, tools, talents, effort or other elements. Different people bring different elements to situations, and get different elements from situations.

We invite you to adopt the related standards in the Growth Model, of which Vadi Agreements are a part. [[[(Warning – Links go to main site until next triple bracket.) If you do, we ask you to ProxReward us as a part of our IP Deal, for pioneering the standards. For more, see Adopt (r].]]] Thank you.

Concepts

Vadi is pronounced vah’dee. Vadi Agreements are based upon three concepts:

1. Differences are a part of relationships.

2. Differences often have value. What makes differences valuable is often how they, in a Core Idea sense, help elements, relationships and the proximity better relate to each other. Different elements, relationships and proximities often support each other, sustain each other, co-create, co-adapt, co-evolve etc. What is a natural output of one may be an input for another. Valuable differences can be sources of energy, interest, entertainment, usefulness, meaning, fulfillment, happiness and productive collaboration.

3. We may want some valuable differences to persist, adapt and change as needed. In other words, we may want to make an effort to keep some valuable differences in a proximity or situation. So taking a cue from the Core Idea, we may want to change elements, other relationships or the proximity to keep some valuable differences.

Elements of a Vadi Agreement

With the above in mind, Vadi Agreements could include these elements:

1. Acknowledge differences.

2. Understand which differences have value in the proximity. Some differences may have little value from a ProxPatterns perspective and/or in a Core Idea sense. Others may have great value. Also needed are ongoing efforts to re-evaluate which differences remain valuable, and which newer differences are valuable.

3. Develop relationships and agreements for ways valuable differences can persist, adapt and change as needed. Whether used more explicitly or casually, the practices of and ideas behind the Core IdeaProxPatternsProxSets, and ProxRewards (Proxri) can help us create relationships and agreements in which valuable differences persist, adapt and change as needed. Keep in mind that the proximity is flexible, and that perspectives vary with different proximities or ProxSets. Again, the ways these are practiced can range from very formal to very casual.

Perspective

Part 3 of both the Concepts section and the Elements of a Vadi Agreement section above gets to the heart of what relating in a ProxPatterns way can and does achieve. And, what the Growth Model is about. In other words, the challenge of developing relationships and agreements for ways valuable differences can persist, adapt and change as needed is a challenge highly suited to the use of ProxPatterns. Some of these challenges are met to various extents in market economies at micro and macro levels, as well as in various other proximities. We can start using Vadi Agreements in more situations and different aspects of situations. For other perspectives and related discussions, see [[[Context and More Context]]].

Deal Formats

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Our [[[Collaboration Deal and IP Deal]]] are structured in the format below, which uses the Vadi Agreement concepts and agreement elements above. Note that many different kinds of agreements are possible using these same concepts and agreement elements. In fact, our [[[Proxri Deal]]] uses a slightly different format.

Also note that since Vadi Agreements can range from formal to very casual, you won’t always think of Vadi Agreements as “Deals.” They may be much more informal or even unspoken.

Our [[[Collaboration Deal and IP Deal]]] have four main parts: an overview, the user rewards, the proximity of the deal, and ways to reward in return as the user chooses. Matching these up with the concepts and elements of a Vadi Agreement above, you find: overview (parts 1, 2, 3), user rewards (parts 1, 2), proximity of the deal (parts 1, 2, 3), ways to reward in return as the user chooses (part 3).

Overview
An acknowledgement of the different ways each party can contribute to the proximity, a suggestion to consider the user’s rewards and the proximity of the deal, and a suggestion to reward in return as the user chooses.

User Rewards
A way for the user to consider their various rewards from using the resource. This would include ways to consider their rewards which are very specific, more general, and related to their extended proximity.

Proximity of the Deal
A way to consider the proximity of the deal. In other words, a way to consider elements related and potentially related to the deal, in physical, mental and other ways. Examples include things to consider, requirements, requests, suggestions regarding rewards, and potential ripple effects of rewarding. The suggestions regarding rewards can encourage the use of ProxPatterns.

Ways to Reward in Return
The suggestion to reward in return as the other party chooses, in a variety of ways, including financial and non-financial. In other words, ways to provide flexible and optional rewards (Proxri).