|re: Deadlock||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: RUDDICK (RUDDICKEDISON.CC.OH.US)|
|Date: Mon, 18 Jul 94 19:51 CDT|
Hi--I've been lurking, but Rob Sandelin has got me out--B4 dealing with his deadlock question, I should intro. myself. I'm in the Dayton/Springfield OH area, where a group has just started thinking about cohousing. I stumbled onto the local group and this list about simultaneously, strangely enough I find that cohousing is identical to ideas that I developed independently back around 1980 so I guess my interest is quite natural-- Anyway, on Rob's question re: deadlock. Each group and each problem is unique. I would want to know more specifics about the site design argument. It's possible that the group could buy in to a consensus solution if they could employ some collaborative integrative problem solving, either independently or with a mediator/facilitator. They might also wish to consult with financing sources and perhaps submit final decision to a third party for binding arbitration. Then again, group dynamics might be rearing its ugly head and we might be witnessing a relationship-based power struggle; in this case, it's necessary to find ways to build bridges, focus the attention of the combatants on the problem, and then go to problem-solving options listed above. Final choice: go ahead and split up the group (I know, not utopian. But in reality, not everybody can live with just anybody). Sorry if the discussion is too general/theoretical on my end, but again, I'd want specifics about the situation B4 getting specific in my prescriptions. _______ ___ |__ __| || \\ Thomas E. "TR" Ruddick (513) 778-8600 | | ||__// Edison Community College, Piqua OH 45356 USA | | ||\\ *associate professor, communication, theatre, humanities |_| || \\ *performer/scholar of ethnic and mythic European music 'That's that, I'm -- going!' (Ian Anderson) /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
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