|Re: Use of email (Jasen Robillard)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ann Zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)|
|Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:12:24 -0800 (PST)|
Moz — In a previous email I made this very point: that people yell at each other in person as well as on email. IME … in my community and in others I’ve been involved w/ the “flaming” happens w/ much more frequently on email than ever F2F. In either case, neither is acceptable behavior. Again, as I said in another email I hope we can quit toting up the pros and cons of email vs. F2F and look for some solutions in which technology gives a voice to those who use it and also supports those who prefer in person discussion. I believe as Sharon and others have alluded to … it’s not so much the medium of communication as it is the ability to engage in a good conflict resolution process. Best -- Ann Zabaldo Takoma Village Cohousing Washington, DC Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC Falls Church VA 703-688-2646 On Feb 12, 2014, at 4:50 PM, Moz <list [at] moz.geek.nz> wrote: > > On Wed, February 12, 2014 11:04 am, Ann Zabaldo wrote: >> After reading this thread I realized I actually, don’t have ANY objection >> to issues being discussed on email. The concern I have is the ease w/ >> which people morph into flaming. > > I think the point that's been made is that flaming is not necessarily > worse than the in-person alternative of people simply shutting down and > walking away. Neither is likely to resolve the conflict. I get that some > people like shouting at others face to face, just as others like to craft > cutting emails. But to me, wanting one over the other is simply personal > preference. I haven't seen a factual argument on this yet. > > IME this has been a real tension in many groups, as people move along a > spectrum from extreme introverts who will not attend meetings of more than > 2-3 people, through to extreme extroverts who use email primarily to > organise face to face events (and people uncomfortable with technology who > print their email or just don't have email at all). It's obviously easier > to get things working as you exclude more parts of that spectrum from the > group, but again, in my experience many people are offended when I observe > that "it's easier without them" because they like to think of themselves > as inclusive. > > Moz > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
Re: Use of email (Jasen Robillard) Jasen Robillard, February 12 2014
- Re: Use of email (Jasen Robillard) Joanie Connors, February 12 2014
- Re: Use of email (Jasen Robillard) Ann Zabaldo, February 12 2014
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