|Re: consensus and the greater good of the group||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: MollyW (MollyWedc.org)|
|Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 12:44:58 -0600|
Hello, We in Cambridge Co-Housing are grappling with issues of how to do consensus better and just what it is. One test I have used in OTHER sitiuations is to ask, are the concerns brought forth from a principled position or from a personal choice position? Personal preference choices usually are encouraged to step aside, and we are interested in collecting ways to do that encouraging! The facilitator or clerk can ask the concerned person if they are willing to step aside and usually someone is willing and states so by saying, "I feel the sense of the meeting is to move forward, I will not stand in the way..." I take encoragement from the fact that groups get better at doing this as they know each other's needs better...Molly _______________________________________________________________________________ Subject: consensus and the greater good of the group From: cburmast [at] umabnet.ab.umd.edu at Internet Date: 2/3/97 12:49 PM Hi folks: I'm on a committee at Liberty Village that is looking at how we use consensus. Our reference point is C.T. Butler's book on Conflict and Consensus. My question relates to how you go about deciding whether a person's concerns about an issue are or are not related to the greater good of the group or whether they represent individual preference, possibly leading to that person standing aside. In many cases it is not clear which it is, and much lengthy discussion ensues. I'm wondering how other groups handle this. Does the decision about whether it is an individual or group concern become another issue upon which consensus has to be reached, does the individual him or herself get to determine that, is there a vote, etc., etc. Thanks for your thoughts-- Carrie Burmaster Liberty Village, where we have 18 and a half partners and are in the process of changing our legal status to Limited Liability Company.
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