|Re: Telephone Tree||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Chris ScottHanson (chriscohousingresources.com)|
|Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 22:32:53 -0700 (PDT)|
before email...Don't forget back up and verification. Phone trees are notorious for having unintentional holes where a portion of the list never receives the notice. Do you allow leaving of messages, for instance? Or do you require that the caller actually confirm receipt? Establish what the ideal times of day are for each person to receive calls, as well.
Chris On Jul 7, 2004, at 2:09 PM, Bonnie Fergusson wrote:
Dear Arthur, I've used Telephone Trees in other contexts and the trick is to try to follow people's natural socializing patterns as much as possible--have people call the people they talk to most often anyway and they are more likely to do it quickly. Also pay attention to who lives closest to the more socially isolated folks and have them called by near neighbors. Basically you have the most active, sociable folk who are least phone phobic called by whoever initiates the tree first and have them each call 2-5 people depending on the size of your group, and each of those folk call another 2-5 and so on. Put the shy, isolates and phone phobics and maybe the overwhelmed or ill at the end of the tree so they don't have to phone anyone (yes there will be some, even in co-housing). Good luck. Bonnie Fergusson Swan's Market Co-housing Oakland, CA __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Take Yahoo! Mail with you! Get it on your mobile phone. http://mobile.yahoo.com/maildemo _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
- Telephone Tree Arthur Okner, July 7 2004
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