|Re: Shelf Life of Decisions||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Bonnie Fergusson (fergyb2yahoo.com)|
|Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 15:39:03 -0700 (PDT)|
I think the number one most important policy to get clear agreement on before move in is common meal universal participation in the cooking rotation. Once you get agreement on that your common meal program will work even if the details of it changes periodically over the years and a smoothly working common meal program means regular opportunities to keep up with each other and stay connected in the ways that build community. The specifics of which days and how many cooks etc. don't matter as much as the universality of participation and the regularity of it. Consensus and conflict resolution and meeting facilitation training for all or as near to all as you can pull off before move in is also to be highly recommended. There will be conflicts and disagreements and people will sometimes dissappoint you but it's how you deal with those things which makes or breaks the community, so pump up your skills before move in. And last but far from least, figure out how to celebrate and have fun together. Bonnie Fergusson Swan's Market Cohousing Oakland, CA __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
Shelf Life of Decisions Barbara Lynch, April 20 2006
- Re: Shelf Life of Decisions Bonnie Fergusson, April 20 2006
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