|Re: Use of email||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Don Benson (benson6451aol.com)|
|Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 10:09:08 -0800 (PST)|
In your professional practice, your value is a function of the developed relationships you have with many providers. You know this and work you and the other do to develop and maintain the FTF relationships that are the foundation for interdependence and success, and facilitate the resolution of issues that develop In a cohousing community, few members, if any, have ever had the need or opportunity to develop the relationships that you have. In fact the internet provides the opportunity to avoid the development of FTF relationships and all the personal growth that we aspire to, without any immediate or potential financial reward. The community establishing/naming the value and devoting the energy needed to develop positive engagement vs. conflict resolution, the socialization process for potential new members that names these expectations, the pervasiveness of random and ritual practice of community building activities to provide FTF time to discover ways in which individually we can experience interdependence slowly builds the skills (for those that truly want to learn) that a successful practice requires. Over time we (some) can grow to the point of walking 10 feet to talk with a neighbor rather than send a poorly worded email. Over time we (some) will learn to notice when our emails have been misunderstood and reach out to resolve the resulting emotion. Some will provide the example for others. And some will not learn, will not notice, and the reality is that they are not ready for cohousing, and yet will not leave. Don Benson Trillium Hollow 503.296.7249 office 510.701.9784 mobile Ubuntu - I am because we are. On Feb 10, 2014, at 3:50 PM, Philip Dowds <rphilipdowds [at] me.com> wrote: > So here’s my question: Why is the Internet regarded as such a high-risk, > error-prone, annoying and alienating vehicle for cohousing communities? Why > are e-mails seen as the problem, and meetings as the solution? More > generally: Why is our professional experience irrelevant for doing business > in a residential setting?
- Re: Use of email, (continued)
- Re: Use of email Sharon Villines, February 11 2014
- Re: Use of email Ann Zabaldo, February 11 2014
- Re: Use of email Don Benson, February 11 2014
- Re: Use of email Jim Mayer, February 9 2014
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