|RE: RE: Mission and value statements: How to create one that has meaning||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (floriferousmsn.com)|
|Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 20:49:03 -0700 (MST)|
The reason for marking off what you would NOT do is that it makes the list much easier to process. Having zero marks is much easier and faster to see than counting all the YES marks for every single item. (takes much less setup and space on paper as well) Doing it the other way can take a long time to process, you have to actually count all the names, and see who is missing, doing it the way I suggest can take a couple of minutes to scan the list. And of course doing it the "positive" way means you have to come up with a different set of criteria for when to evaluate it. If everybody but one person signs to yes, do you still evaluate and process it, or just ignore the person who does not agree? The only way you will figure out the no is by the process of elimination, who did not say yes to recycling newspaper? But putting the NO outfront, you can clearly see who says no, while the other system, the NO is much more hidden. There are times when letting people say NO is OK. In my experience, having done it both ways, this is one of them. I like Trees idea about evaluating energy levels. I have done this in a different way, by making a task list of the communities "important" tasks and then giving people 5 colored stickers: leadership, high energy, modest energy, low energy and no energy (each sticker has a color and a label attached and each individual puts their name on them). Then folks place their stickers on the list of tasks to do, with the pre-knowlege that is very unlikely that a task will actually happen without at least one leadership and one high energy sticker attached. This way, the community can sort out its task lists by leadership and energy levels pretty fast. As you probably already know, leadership is required to accomplish any kind of complex task, without it, energy is wasted or fades away into other things. Rob -----Original Message----- From: cohousing-l-admin [at] cohousing.org [mailto:cohousing-l-admin [at] cohousing.org]On Behalf Of Tree Bressen Sent: Friday, November 01, 2002 11:15 AM To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org Subject: Re: [C-L]_RE: Mission and value statements: How to create one that has meaning Hi, I support the process Rob suggested for values clarification, with 2 suggested tweaks: 1. Instead of having people mark off what they won't do, i'd put it in the positive and have them mark what they would be willing to do. 2. I'd add a 3rd category for additional clarification. Besides what you'd do and what you wouldn't do, i would add "what you are willing to have happen if someone else does it but you're not personally going to put a lot of energy into it." Cheers, --Tree _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l --- Incoming mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.332 / Virus Database: 186 - Release Date: 3/6/02 --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.332 / Virus Database: 186 - Release Date: 3/6/02 _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
Re: RE: Mission and value statements: How to create one that has meaning Tree Bressen, November 1 2002
- Re: RE: Mission and value statements: How to create one that has meaning Sharon Villines, November 1 2002
- RE: RE: Mission and value statements: How to create one that has meaning Rob Sandelin, November 3 2002
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