Re: Types of conflict in cohousing -- did I miss any?
From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 07:24:14 -0800 (PST)
> On Jan 22, 2016, at 7:29 AM, R Philip Dowds <rpdowds [at] comcast.net> wrote:
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> I am thinking that managing conflict in cohousing is like brushing your 
> teeth:  It’s something you must do on a regular basis, and you’re never done. 
>  Ever.  But if you stop doing it … things get pretty unpleasant, pretty fast.

I wonder if Daniel Pink’s approach would work. Make a game of finding and 
discussing conflicts. Rewards for finding conflicts rather than rewards for 
ignoring it so it will disappear.

Taking the conflict seriously — not demeaning it — but some joy in resolving it 
rather than joy in there being no conflict.

"If you haven’t said something that bothers someone, you haven’t said 
anything." 

Sharon
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Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
http://www.takomavillage.org




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