|Re: Getting the work done||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 05:37:08 -0800 (PST)|
Karyn Stack <ksilverstack [at] gmail.com> is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> after restoring the subject line and deleting quoted digest. -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- Hi, I am a member of Cobb Hill Cohousing in Vermont, and part of a small Ad Hoc committee to attempt to come up with a system for "getting the work done", in a way that feels fair and equitable to all. In the past, attempts to discuss "Work Equity" have been challenging, for it is a very loaded issue, involving livelihoods, economic diversity, age differences and abilities, the notion of policing eachother, etc... We have a draft for an expectation document outlining various ways members can be involved here, but so far, our system for work is voluntary. We do have small teams with set requirements for woodmoving and stoking our woodfired garn, as this is very labor intensive. Also, we have committees which take on alot of the community work. I believe that coming up with more concrete work expectations for each member, will improve the health of the community and all of us individually. Now, it is up to each of us to decide "What is my fair share of the work here?", and this can be very stressful. We share 280 acres, a farm, forest land, green space and ball fields, a large common house...there are individual enterprises here too: dairy, cheesemaking , sheep, frozen yogurt, chickens, bees, veggie CSA. Lots of work opportunities for sure. I'd love to hear from other communities around this issue of spelling out work expectations, accountability and tracking of these, organizing the work, paying for some work, framing the conversation with the community to minimize the usual aversion to discussion work... I know there are pages of archives on the subject but thought I'd try for some fresh ideas. Thanks in advance. Karyn Stack Thanks in advance.
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