|Re: Re: Refining concerns / needs||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 07:29:01 -0600 (MDT)|
>> We don't want to embarrass people by publicly recording how many hours >> each person works each month. We have the same problem -- no one wants to quantify. The fear of quantification is huge. But quantification is receiving the blame for fears about being shamed or judged. Quantification is a tool for evaluating how things are going and how much capacity you have -- like counting your money. You have to know how much "money" things cost before you can decide if you can afford them. Time is the same. How much can you afford? How much do you have? The "need" is not to be negatively judged for the time you put in -- whether it is a lot or a little. As a community we have financial budgets, but not time budgets. People have a choice not to make more money or to contribute more money. Each person has to set limits. Respecting each person's limits without judging them is important. >> We want to honor the many different kinds of work that people do. We have from the beginning not had any trouble considering an hour an hour, no matter how it is spent. Every minute spent monitoring our sump pumps here in watery Washington is just as valuable as any minute spent in the kitchen or pouring over legal documents. I love it that some of our members like mowing the lawn or turning on the sprinklers at night or cleaning the bathrooms. I can't imagine valuing any work above that. Or the reverse -- devaluing time spent keeping spreadsheets not being counted as "work." We are so weird, aren't we? 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
Re: Refining concerns / needs Fred H Olson, July 14 2003
- Re: Re: Refining concerns / needs Sharon Villines, July 14 2003
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