|Re: work and expectations||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jennifer McCoy (jmccoygsu.edu)|
|Date: Sun, 18 Jan 1998 21:19:04 -0600|
Rob Sandelin wrote: "I reccomend that communties that are built making a mimimum hourly requirement of all members, and then charging $10 and hour for those that do not participate the required hours. Then you can use the $10 an hour to hire somebody else, or let the non-participant pay someone else directly the $10 an hour to do their minimum hours for them." At Lake Claire in Atlanta, we too have been struggling with how to encourage participation in committee work, regular maintenance chores, and new improvements to the newly-built community. The recent discussion has been very helpful, but also somewhat discouraging. One comment was that in a community, one might see 1/3 active workers, 1/3 intermittent workers, and 1/3 rarely participate. We've seen that here too. While I don't think it's possible to equal out the workload completely, or even fair to ask everyone to meet the level of the highest-energy persons, we are looking for ways to get some minimum participation. My questions: At Sharingwood, with the $10/hour penalty for not meeting minimum requirements, do people voluntarily pay that fine? I imagine there is no other real enforcement mechanism. Does it seem to encourage participation? For those who post some sort of timekeeping system, is the peer pressure enough to encourage participation? Jennifer McCoy Lake Claire, Atlanta jmccoy [at] gsu.edu
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