|Re: Email||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: R.P. Aditya (adityagrot.org)|
|Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 10:29:11 -0800 (PST)|
Sharon, On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 10:19:30AM -0500, Sharon Villines wrote: > 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 think you are referring to this document: http://gocoho.org/boa/?id=agreement&num=182 and probably this section: EMAIL BUSINESS WITHIN THE COMMITTEE * All non-emergency or non-time-critical decisions will get made at committee meetings, not via email. This is not meant to shut down committee discussions on email, but to ensure that decisions get put into committee minutes. Although we ask that non-emergency/non-time-critical decisions be made in person in a face-to-face meeting, we do have long, complex and involved discussions via email all the time. We do have a written record of every discussion and decision and refer back to them often. The reason for that explicit request to make decisions in a meeting in the policy is that just as there are so many of us who use the written word to communicate effectively, we also have to include those who prefer to do it verbally. However much I (and apparently you) would prefer the clarity of written discussions, there are times when the emotional content isn't carried or misinterpreted in writing or simply doesn't suit everyone. I've come to learn that having the face-to-face meeting will save time in the long-term just because you are in fact including many people who the written discussion would not. > 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. The thing I like to remind myself is that decision making isn't simply about doing the right thing, it is also important to include everyone in the community and make sure they are heard however they want to give their input. Adi
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