|RE: Decision log||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (floriferousmsn.com)|
|Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 11:43:36 -0700 (MST)|
A simple format for making a decision log is to mark up your already existing (I hope) meeting notes. On a regular basis, take a yellow highlighter and highlight the decision in the notes. Then keep these in a notebook. That way you don't necessarily have to do the task of recopying the decision text out of the minutes. There is a technique I have seen called action minutes, where the left margin of the page is used to denote categories of interest, such as discussion, decision, deferral. Using this system you can just scan the left side of the page for the decision marker. One more bit of advice on minutes. Once you put them in a notebook, number the pages sequentially once. This way, if somebody borrows a page, they know where to put it back, and you know which page is missing. Yet another: There are plastic stick on tags, which are sold at office supply stores which let you mark pages with a blue, green or red tag that sticks outside the page. I have seen this used to mark decisions. Some groups do keep two sets of notes, with one set dedicated to just tracking decisions made. One good addition to the notes of a decision is to include the reason why the decision was made. Years later, this will help you understand what the intent was. This is especially important I think for agreements about how you want to live together. Rob Sandelin Community Works! Group process workshops for social change organizations www.ic.org/nica/cw1.htm -----Original Message----- From: cohousing-l [at] freedom2.mtn.org [mailto:cohousing-l [at] freedom2.mtn.org]On Behalf Of Fred H Olson Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 12:19 PM To: Multiple recipients of list Subject: Re: Decision log julia newhouse Chesapeake Cohousing, julia.newhouse [at] verizon.net is the author of the message below but due to a problem it was posted by Fred the Cohousing-L list manager: fholson [at] cohousing.org To get off Cohousing-L, send email with UNSUBSCRIBE COHOUSING-L in the msg body to: listproc [at] cohousing.org Questions? email Fred - addr above -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- Our cohousing group is working towards more structured meetings, and firming up our administrative housekeeping. It has been suggested that we begin implementing a decision log. We would like suggestions and samples from those of you who are using it with success. We're particularly interested in how it is formatted, what it might look like, and how is it maintained. Please include any other comments also. Thank you. julia newhouse Chesapeake Cohousing, Annapolis, MD
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