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|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 07:19:32 -0800 (PST)|
On Jan 13, 2013, at 9:58 AM, R.P. Aditya <aditya [at] grot.org> wrote: > http://www.gocoho.org/boa One of the items posted here is the email policy. I'm curious why your community thinks decisions can't be made on email. I find it a great place to make some decisions and is saves enormous amounts of meeting time. It also provides a written record. I've recently used the written record, hundreds of emails, on several issues to clarify what happened and didn't happen when on issues that were discussed by more than one team and never made it to anyone's minutes. It was incredibly helpful. Each team remembered their discussion and decisions without remembering anyone else's. They had all forgotten key dates. One of our most crucial teams, facilities, has moved the model of only discussing and deciding in meetings. Any topic raised just goes on the next agenda. Even with 2 hour meetings, not everything gets discussed. Getting things done is so slow that I think we are now two years behind on major projects. And they meet twice a month. I love email (as you can tell) and don't find that it has the limitations ascribed to it, but I do have the advantage of being a writer and think better if I can write. As an introvert, I find face to face laborious and long, and every bit as contentious as people say email is. My worst conversations have been face to face. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
Condo docs to share? Angela Alston, January 12 2013
- Re: Condo docs to share? Coleen O'Connell, January 13 2013
- Re: Condo docs to share? R.P. Aditya, January 13 2013
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