|Experiences in handling difficult issues||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Willow Murphy (willowm7gmail.com)|
|Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:40:45 -0800 (PST)|
We'd like some ideas from other communities in how you have handled difficult or divisive issues within the consensus process. We are especially concerned about times when some members have strong feelings and concerns against a proposal and others have "facts" to support it, which we have recently experienced. This has brought up the tough issue of whether we value facts over what are believed to be legitimate concerns, or vice versa. Concerns may be devalued, because there aren't as many facts to back them up. The question of caring about our neighbors feelings came up, the question of either group "forcing their will" on the other, the importance of saving money over health concerns or the reverse, and how to find what really IS best for the community as a whole? In our case, we didn't proceed to the third meeting where a vote could have been called for. The proposal was tabled by the proposer, but there is still frustration and some hard feelings about how our process with this didn't work well. We use Butler's consensus guidelines. Willow Sand River Cohousing Santa Fe, NM.
Experiences in handling difficult issues Willow Murphy, February 20 2014
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