|Cooperation & Transparency [was Commitments to community||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 14:18:44 -0800 (PST)|
Elinor Ostrom, American political economist, won the Nobel Prize for her research proving that cooperative organizations can and do work, often on a very large scale. Her work challenged previous theoretical frameworks and assumptions based on no experience, especially the commons. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elinor_Ostrom A 2009 article in Forbes, "Why Elinor Ostrom Matters": http://www.forbes.com/2009/10/12/nobel-prize-economics-elinor-ostrom-opinions-columnists-elisabeth-eaves.html Her eight design principles for cooperative governance were based on very large organizations, independent fisheries for example, and with serious but mutually agreed upon policing in place. Her seminal work "Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action” is not for the faint hearted. It is an academic presentation of her research. Her principles are most applicable to how we collect monthly condo fees/dues because they relate to sharing resources, but one example is more relevant to living in cohousing. After discussing her theories, an interviewer left economics and asked a question most of us confront daily: How does her office manage the refrigerator cleaning? She said everyone cleans because everyone benefits at one time or another by having the refrigerator there. They clean for a month on a rotating basis. A list is posted by the refrigerator so everyone knows who is responsible if it is not clean. And if it is super clean. She said it is always clean. Clarity and transparency. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines, Washington DC "Behavior is determined by the prevailing form of decision making." Gerard Endenburg
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