|Re: "Governance"||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Kay Wilson (kwilsonfiskcomcast.net)|
|Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:12:20 -0700 (PDT)|
It seems like most books today have two-part titles - a short title with a longer subtitle - so how about something like: - Cohousing [Organization or Structure or ???] How to Make Tough Decisions and Remain Friends Kay Wilson Meadow Wood Cohousing -----Original Message----- From: Cohousing-L [mailto:cohousing-l-bounces+kwilsonfisk=comcast.net [at] cohousing.org] On Behalf Of Sharon Villines Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:30 AM To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org Subject: Re: [C-L]_ "Governance" > On Aug 25, 2015, at 10:47 AM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] > sharonvillines.com> wrote: > > I write a blog on Cohousing US and want a tag for “Governance”. Catya is > questioning whether that is the best word—do people understand it or look for > it. So I’m looking for a term that people might understand better. Of the options suggested as alternatives for “governance" “Management" is going out of style because of the association of top down hierarchies and a ‘upper class'. The preferred term now is “leader.” Groups need leaders even when self-organization is encouraged. Community Structure or organizational structure, I like, but structure sounds static. As Jerry said, it doesn’t imply “doing." Governance should be flexible and adjusting to needs. I found a quote by Stafford Beer who taught operational research and management cybernetics in the UK. "Cybernetics is the science of effective organization.” Sociocracy developed out of Quaker practice and cybernetics. I’m not sure how to get the Quaker influence in but “Organization” is good because it suggests both a noun and a verb. And is about doing something. You organize to do, and you have an organization. The first book on sociocracy published in 1988 was subtitled "The Organization of Decision-Making." So: Organization & Decision-Making Governance Sociocracy I think we need all three, though Governance also has the connotation of “the government” and too often viewed as “other.” What do you think? Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Sociocracy: A Deeper Democracy http://www.sociocracy.info _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
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- Re: "Governance" Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah, September 1 2015
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