|Sunset Provisions - was pet policy and sharing policies||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Herveys (herveyproaxis.com)|
|Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 09:05:09 -0700 (PDT)|
In reading Lia Olson's post on policies, I noted a confluence of her ideas with another recent topic, sociocracy. In sociocratic governance as presented by John Buck, setting policy is viewed much like riding a bicycle. If you ride through a puddle and then look back at the tracks your tires make, you will note that they don't track as a straight line. Your dynamic balance is what keeps you moving in the intended direction. Sociocracy says that policies should be handled similarly and advises not to break your neck trying to get the policy exactly right the first time. But do build into your governance structure means for measuring the success of your policies and a commitment to refine them as needed. While I can't say from experience that John is right, as we at CoHo cohousing are just now putting down deposits on our future homes, it does have the "ring of truth" for me. And I hope that in the coming months/years we may put this idea to the test. Richard Hervey, CoHo Cohousing Ever wish you could live next door to your best friends? <http://www.cohousing-corvallis.com/index.shtml>
Sunset Provisions - was pet policy and sharing policies Herveys, July 3 2006
- Re: Sunset Provisions - was pet policy and sharing policies Sharon Villines, July 5 2006
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