|Rocky Corner Cohousing Communications||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 08:33:22 -0800 (PST)|
Rocky Corner Cohousing has a wonderful practice that I’ve not been aware that other communities follow. Instead of sending business meeting minutes to just their committed members, they send them to their whole mailing list. This is incredibly inclusive and informative. It allows all those lurkers to understand the community and to trust it so they feel more comfortable joining. People will lurk for a long time before stepping in to get more active. Partly because their lives are too busy to take on an iffy project and partly because collaborative housing is something they have never considered. It takes time to get the drift of it. The fear that people will just lurk and not join if they have access to information without joining, I think is an unfounded fear. No controlled studies on this but I can’t imagine that any one would join a community just to get another set of minutes in their inbox. Exclusive communications don’t create inclusive communities. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Sociocracy: A Deeper Democracy http://www.sociocracy.info
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