|Re: Making changes in our decisions||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 12:11:37 -0600 (MDT)|
On 5/12/2003 1:05 PM, "David Heimann" <heimann [at] world.std.com> wrote: > I am looking for information on your experiences in changing > previously-made decisions. A Sociocratic answer: Any kind of rule-making around preventing decision-making (or remaking) will limit the quality of decisions made. If you frame the question differently, you can focus on the quality of decision-making rather than placing value on the status-quo no matter how good or bad it is. Decisions should be reconsidered when circumstances change or new information becomes available -- whenever a "reasoned argument" can be made for doing so. This places the emphasis on the argument -- the information, circumstances, etc. rationally stated -- rather than membership status, length of time since decision, etc., which are irrelevant to good decision-making. The best decisions also include a factoring of "what is the best we can do right now so we can move forward." This requires establishing a timeline so the group can see what the effect is of making a decision today or next week or reopening a decision already made. Can you decide the day before pouring the foundations that you really want more basements? No matter how much you might now see that more basements would be a good idea, can you afford all the costs in remaking that decision? In cohousing discussions, that timeline seems to get lost -- both for design ideas and for meeting agendas. Sharon -- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L
- Making changes in our decisions David Heimann, May 12 2003
- RE: Making changes in our decisions Rob Sandelin, May 12 2003
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