I propose to think about establishing a workflow that makes the idea of “open” more relevant and invites a culture to bounce work around peers (which often are not present in projects).
Specifically I see it problematic when requests for design tasks get answered here in the forum with “I send my proposal by mail”.
I’d like to see discussions and open exchange of ideas, teamwork – all of that with a clear idea of responsibility and authority in respect to the job/project.
Of course that means assigning people when multiple people are interested in a task and that is extra work – but what should OSDs role be? Chose among competing offerings before they are done – or worse: let multiple people do the work and then chose?
OSD could feel a responsibility to act as an authority in steering decisions for projects, it has more experience and skills than any project seeking for design help.
What do you think about this?