|Re: What is “Open”||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jerry McIntire (jerry.mcintiregmail.com)|
|Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2016 08:20:27 -0800 (PST)|
The latter would be simpler Philip. Jerry On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 10:10 AM, R Philip Dowds <rpdowds [at] comcast.net> wrote: > > Some communications experts believe in redundant messaging through > multiple media — but this may be overkill for cohousing communities. > > But your post does raise a fundamental, communitarian question: Does the > community have a duty to express itself via that mode most preferred by > each member … simultaneously ensuring that no member is ever confronted by > a medium disfavored? Or … does each member have a duty to stay in touch > with that medium of which the community has agreed is favored for the > conduct of communal business? > > Thanks, > Philip Dowds > Cornerstone Village Cohousing > Cambridge, MA > > > On Feb 5, 2016, at 10:21 AM, Jude Foster <foster.jude [at] gmail.com> wrote: > > > > Sharon and all, > > Thank you for writing this post (thank you for all your writing….) Open > communication is a challenging, shifting subject, and it has gotten more > complicated rather than less, as the media/communication possibilities > multiply, and as people’s lives are ever more complex as a result. > > > > I am just finishing a thorough survey of our community members to gather > info on everyone’s communication preferences OUTSIDE of F2F and our shared, > organized e-bulletin board and server. > > I took it on after several personal game-changing realizations - for > instance: "oh, he’ll read it if I text, but not if I email.” > > > > For ordinary community business and connections, some people want to be > texted, some prefer phone calls, some email. Some use texts for family but > don’t want it complicated by community, some would rather never speak on > the phone, many but not most are still committed email users, a few still > have land lines. And so on. Then it changes for day-of or more urgent > communication: what does each person use there, what will work best? My > inventory of preferences shows quite a range of differences among us, it’s > been very interesting to explore. > > > > Even doctor’s offices and such are jumping on this bandwagon, aren’t > they? I had a dentist appointment recently, and I received several emails > and texts to remind me - geesh! I had to tell them to back off. > > > > It is not just generational, at least within our community, though that > is certainly a big factor. My own Millenial sons have now trained me to > message them via Facebook or text rather than email. Sharon refers to > extroverts as still loving bulletin boards, which had never occurred to > me. Some older Boomers keep up with the latest, texting and Facetime and > beyond, others choose not to. > > > > Anyway, back to “what is ‘open’” - I am about to report out to our > community: these people prefer texts, these prefer email, and so on. And > then good luck to us all to notice the preferences, to make it work, and to > keep up with continuing change. > > > > Cheers from the computer, > > Jude, Trillium Hollow, Portland Oregon > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > >
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