|Re: Was Looking Glass...now, Respects and Responsibilities||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Unnat (Zeniinet.net.au)|
|Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 21:43:46 -0700 (MST)|
> One member's comment really made deep sense to me...he suggested that the > document itself, the end product, is not really the most important > thing...rather, the process by which it is created is the nourishing nugget. > The journey getting there, in other words, is what will build community bonds > and thus influences how we behave around one another. Don't get me started .... grrrrrr! For me, process without an outcome is like riding a merry-go-round - nice while you're doing it and then what? Over the years in my community, 'commitment to process' has been tauted as the lofty approach - "It doesn't matter if we never get houses as long as our process is good". - yeh, right. In the early days, I was one of the 'fast-trackers'. The implication was that if you had a goal, you weren't committed to process - this eithor/or, black/white reality frustrates me. My experience is that the bulk of time and effort in getting houses on the ground came from the 'fast trackers' who also participated in all the (often arbitrary) process. When I start a journey, I like to have a purpose and a destination. I'm willing to throw caution to the wind and change direction in the light of circumstances and maybe I'll sit still for a bit. However I still need to know where I'm going and why. Process is great but I've not seen good process (systems or procedures) happen without a clear and agreed purpose. For many groups this is articulated by the mission or vision statement. Warmly Robyn williams Pinakarri Community Fremantle, Western Australia
Was Looking Glass...now, Respects and Responsibilities PattyMara, January 21 2000
- Re: Was Looking Glass...now, Respects and Responsibilities Unnat, January 21 2000
- Re: Was Looking Glass...now, Respects and Responsibilities Berrins, January 21 2000
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