|Re: The reverse of one person blocking consensus||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2012 07:48:20 -0700 (PDT)|
On 7 Jun 2012, at 2:33 AM, R Philip Dowds wrote: > We've never had a situation where the same proposal keeps coming back and > failing for the same reason. The problem we have more often is that > proposals never get made or discussed because the likelihood of failure, or > unpleasant interactions, seems too high. We also have this problem. I hear people saying "but we wouldn't do it" when it was never proposed. A person or a team dropped the idea based on a chance comment made by one person who was probably not even listening carefully. I'm reading a very helpful book called "Habits" reporting the research on establishing winning practices. They are based on using our current cues and rewards but planning new routines to achieve the rewards when the cues appear. This reinforces good habits. Good habits are valuable because once established they become effortless and support the development of other good habits and develop will power. It's well written, easy to read book based on telling the stories of how sports coaches build a winning team out of failures, failing corporations refocus and become leaders, and fast developing companies like Starbucks manage to train 1500 new employees every week. I'm think carefully about how to use it to teach people about community organization. How do we make good organization effortless? By building good habits in relation to our decision-making processes, implementing all the good policies we've developed (and don't even remember), and holding each other accountable for the actions we agreed to hold ourselves accountable for. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
- The reverse of one person blocking consensus David Heimann, June 6 2012
- Re: The reverse of one person blocking consensus Sharon Villines, June 7 2012
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