Like all groups, DAOs have an “organizational culture”, which can be intentionally shaped. Of course, the choice to be a DAO in the first place and the technical protocol will heavily determine the organizational culture, the so-called “Hard Governance”. But that does not mean that off-chain group culture, which can also be referred to as “Soft Governance”, is irrelevant. Even before you start your DAO on-chain, you will want to ensure you have sufficient alignment in your group off-chain. There is a huge spectrum of possible DAO cultures, even within these predetermined technical constraints, so when starting a new DAO, do not miss the opportunity to be intentional about your group culture.