Re: work allocation
From: Racheli Gai (
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 14:50:58 -0700 (PDT)
Adi wrote (in part):

"I do think we are on the extreme end of the quantified/organized scale, but it
is also much easier to explain and discuss when everyone has a currency
(hours) that is universally tangible. I wish we didn't have to do all this since it introduces an organzational overhead, and I would love to believe that 60 adults could just make it all work on unwritten/untracked good faith,
but the examples where that works seem rare."

I live in Sonora Cohousing, where the community was always split on this
issue.  Some would like specific hours assigned etc., and others believe
that letting people do what they believe is useful/ necessary (among the
various tasks defined by the community) is a better way to go.
It's interesting to note that people who'd like strict structure don't seem
to think that things are working out fine without them, while those of
us who like the voluntary approach also seem to think that it's really working


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