Re: Roles: spread, rotating or fixed
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2017 18:24:19 -0800 (PST)
> On Feb 11, 2017, at 8:19 PM, Muriel Kranowski <murielk [at]> wrote:

> I wonder if the idea of fully rotating the roles of meeting facilitator and
> note-taker belongs in an early stage of a cohousing project, and tends to
> disappear with time.

Rotating all roles originated in the women’s movement in the 1970’s. Partly to 
preserve equality in the group and partly to encourage women to develop their 

A great amount of power is often attributed or invested in these roles.

Personally, I prefer that people who want to do a job do it, either because 
they have the skills or want to develop them. Rotating can be very hit or miss.

What would happen if all the teachers in a school rotated through classrooms.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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