|Re: Consensus||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Buzz & Denise (72253.2101compuserve.com)|
|Date: Mon, 23 Oct 1995 12:01:02 -0500|
I was going to reply at length to this, but then I read Rob's and he said almost the exact same things I was going to. I would only add: 1. Consensus Decision making works great. 2. It is NOT for everyone. This seeming paradox is explained by addressing #2; I think there are some pre-requisites for using consensus. First, the group must, must, must be united by a common goal, vision statement, or written Mission Statement. Without this, there is no way to reach a consensus, because certainly there will be different opinions. Second, someone, preferably many people, should be formally trained in the process. Group communication is a skill. For me, it has been of the same level of difficulty as building your own house. Why use 100% consensus? All for one, one for all. I want that feeling in my community, to a certain extent. Intentional neighborhoods are great, but personally, I want something more. Consensus *requires* that I move to a higher level of introspection, understanding, communication, and sharing. If I'm not required to do it, then I won't, being a natural born rugged individualist. Since I want those things in my life, this is a good mechanism to achieve them. Strange logic? I guess so, but a lot of things are strange. Cohousing for example; contrary to some expectations, it takes more time, energy and money...and yet we are still talking about it. Buzz Burrell 72252.2101 [at] compuserve.com Paonia, CO Where it is currently snowing 1"/hour. The shortest summer I can remember. Anyone know of good land for sale in Southern Utah?
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