|RE: Making changes in our decisions||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (floriferousmsn.com)|
|Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 10:14:03 -0600 (MDT)|
In the first five years of your experience as a community you will want to be able to try out many ideas and processes to see if they work. This living together stuff is an experiment, and you need to cultivate an attitude of, "lets try it out and see". In some ways you WANT to revisit processes regularly, because the first approach is rarely the best, it is just a way to learn what works and does not. I recommend an annual evaluation place for your community, where you ask, how can we improve how we do things? What gets in your way? What works great? You will want to make a clear pathway for changing things, especially during the first five years. Changing decisions is not bad, but you want to ensure that the changes meet the needs of a substantial part of the community. The problem tends to be, how do you judge between opinions of what works? And how do you counsel the type of folks who gotta have it their way? Sometimes the best approach is to say, Hey, that's an idea, lets try it out for 6 months and see how it works. Rob Sandelin South Snohomish County at the headwaters of Ricci Creek Sky Valley Environments <http://www.nonprofitpages.com/nica/SVE.htm> Field skills training for student naturalists Floriferous [at] msn.com --- 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.cohousing.org/cohousing-L
- RE: Making changes in our decisions, (continued)
- RE: Making changes in our decisions Casey Morrigan, May 13 2003
- RE: Making changes in our decisions Rob Sandelin, May 13 2003
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