|Concensus vs voting||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Mark Ottenberg (maoclark.net)|
|Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 07:29:47 -0500|
I ran across the following thaughts in another group that I belong to that believes strongly in groups and concensus. I thaught they might be useful to pass around. -- Mark >I came up with several notions which I'd like to share with you. I'll >mention these in my paper as well, but I couldn't wait. > >IDEA 1 > >The unit of decision information should not be "yes" or "no" >The unit of decision information should be a statement of values and ideas. > >Yes and No cannot be synthesized, only tallied. >Statements of values and ideas must be synthesized. > >Yes and No means that the majority rules. >Statements of values and ideas require consensus. > >Yes and No can only be changed to No and Yes, respectively. >Statements of values and ideas can be changed infintely. > >Yes and No say nothing about commitment and ownership. >Statements of values and ideas are owned by those who make them. > >Yes and No leave the creation to others; we only approve or disapprove. >Statements of values and ideas must be created by us. > >Yes and No are responses to choices. >Statements are already chosen. Their synthesis requires creation. > >
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