At the close of 2021 I wrote about what the future looked like for HR. One aspect was Web3, and while it encompasses a whole slew of things, one was Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs.) What are DAOs, and how do they relate to HR? According to CoinGeek, DAOs are leaderless organizations governed by their members. Fueling DAOs is the premise that centralized power is bad, and that equal distribution of authority, will prevent a dominance of the corrupt power that decides our work fates. A DAO might look like a leadership committee that relies on the votes of token holding employees. While those of us in HR want to imagine ourselves as bridge builders, working to align leadership and employees, we are often just a mouthpiece who must try to make leadership’s unexpected or disagreeable news, land softly. Perhaps DAOs could right the imbalance. However, we must remember that leadership is often privy to information such understanding of external market fluctuations etc, of which employees are ignorant. Unless fully briefed, employees may not be able to make decisions that will be best for an organization. This lack of a complete picture may be provided by another component of Web3. As I present other aspects of Web3 we may discover that one of them provides employees with the information they currently lack. If it does not, the DAO structure is limited in its promise to affect change that will truly be beneficial to all. Decisions made based on limited knowledge are never a good thing.