A major benefit to being part of a community of coops is that it smooths out contracting - surplus of work can be re-distrubuted to excellent humans.
This is great for small coops who have not enough work or too much work.
It's also great for clients contacting the coops in the collective - they get guaranteed service and don't need to be concerned with availability.
Sharing work raises a bunch of questions. I see two broad cases:
(A) the whole lead is passed to another coop (see bun protocol)
(B) a coop sub-contracts people from another coop
This thread is about (B) sub-contracting
I'd love to hear about :
- people's experiences sub-contracting
- the values that are relevant for you here