|Re: removing members||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H. Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 09:06:56 -0600|
charlotte.allen [at] ebay.sun.com is the author of the message below but due to a problem it was posted by the Fred the list manager: owner-cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- Stephanie, I've had a lot of experience working in small, consensus-based groups, and I've seen many of those groups destroyed by one dysfunctional member. I agree with John: there's got to be a way to deal with a severely dysfunctional member without destroying the group. Perhaps some process for removing the member from the consensus process for a period of time? Charlotte Allen > Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 09:29:01 -0600 > X-Real-To: charlotte.allen [at] corp.sun.com > Originator: cohousing-l > From: Stephanie Fassnacht <fassnach [at] ssc.wisc.edu> > Subject: re: removing members > X-Listprocessor-Version: 6.0 -- ListProcessor by Anastasios Kotsikonas > X-Comment: Developing cohousing - collaborative housing communities > > Wow, not much response on this issue. I am assuming that it is > because this subject is as unpleasant to everyone else as it > has been for us. The only reason this subject came up at all is > that several years ago, while I was still a member of Porchlight > Cohousing, a Quaker by the name of John Gastell, who wrote a book > called "Democracy in Small Groups," came to talk to us on the subject > of consensus. John gave some pretty convincing examples of why it was > necessary to consider ahead of time what a group would do in case a > member was so dysfunctional as to disrupt the functioning or health of > the rest of the group. Of course, I've now forgotten what those > examples were; I only remember that at the time I was pretty > convinced. > From the responses I did get, it seems that we would be better > served in putting our efforts into improving group cohesion and > robustness, and depend on mediation and/or by-laws to deal with a > worst case scenario in the unlikely event it should arise. > > Stephanie Fassnacht > Village Cohousing > Madison, Wisconsin
Results generated by Tiger Technologies Web hosting using MHonArc.