|Re: "Governance"||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Emilie Parker (emilie.v.parkergmail.com)|
|Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:55:15 -0700 (PDT)|
I would look under Decision-Making and Governance. Our group is forming and we use the word governance to describe organization and decision making because it makes sense to people: governance, government, govornors, etc. ----------------- Emilie Parker emilie.v.parker [at] gmail.com 303-317-4558 main 240-350-8533 cell Louisville Artists Cohousing, Colorado www.emilieparker.com www.artistscohousing.com www.meetup.com/artists-housing-community "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!" Johann Wolfgang von Goethe It can “escort one to the edge of one’s ignorance,” and launch “a constant process of disorientation and reorientation, taking part in the pleasures, the discomforts, and the conflicts of discovery." historian, Patricia Limerick On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 12:30 PM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com > wrote: > > > > 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/ > > >
- Re: "Governance", (continued)
- Re: "Governance" R Philip Dowds, August 31 2015
- Re: "Governance" Emilie Parker, August 31 2015
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