|Re: Groupthink||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jeanne Goodman (GoodmanJjpcohousing.org)|
|Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 08:00:33 -0700 (PDT)|
----- Original Message ----- From: "Saoirse" <ccharis [at] earthlink.net> : Norm, I'd respectfully submit that some of what you are seeing is an : interpretation of the events from your personal perspective. My : interpretation might differ. I would second that thought. I think one of the things that we learned in one of our workshops is how to honor the minority opinion. I believe that it has helped us when we remind ourselves of that goal. >From my perspective I believe we have also found that coming to consensus in the best way often depends on the skills and experience of the facilitators. A facilitator without training may find herself floundering in a downward spiral conversation or feeling bullied by an emotional member. Also consider the meeting preparation, does your group get exposed to the proposal before the meeting so that they might be able to express concerns before the meeting or is the meeting the first exposure the group is getting to the proposal? Jeanne Goodman Jamaica Plain Cohousing, MA (The first floor is framed and I can see my unit!)
- Groupthink Norm Gauss, July 15 2004
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