|Re: Coho without work expectations?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred-List manager (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2018 05:15:31 -0700 (PDT)|
Rick Gravrok <rick.gravrok [at] gmail.com> is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> after saving the photo on the web. Cohousing-L does not distribute attachments. See "Alternatives to attachments" at http://justcomm.org/jc-faq.htm#Q10 The fun photo is at http://l.cohousing.org/committee.jpg -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- A fun photo for folks on, or not on, any committees With the right attitude, and some skills, committees can be fun too. Rick Rick Gravrok Landline 952-926-6655 (preferred) iPhone 952-220-8153 Monterey Cohousing Community http://www.montereycohousing.com 2925 Monterey Ave St. Louis Park, MN 55416 Map: http://tinyurl.com/RickGCohousingHome Cohousing Radio Show: http://l.cohousing.org/monterey-cohousing-AM950Radio.mp3 "The Opposite of Play is Not Work, it is Depression" - Brian Sutton-Smith > On Jul 3, 2018, at 9:50 AM, Alice Alexander <aliceanne4 [at] gmail.com> wrote: > > Durham Cohousing has a policy on member expectations, but it pretty much > mirrors what we display on our website <http://www.durhamcoho.com>. > > We have the benefit of members who do share their diverse and considerable > talents to create a very successful community. We have a database of > responsibilities, with folks taking the lead and making sure the tasks get > done. We have a weekly tickler for tasks that still need doing, e.g., > sweeping the dining floor, or monitoring the contracted cleaning folks, and > folks sign up. We have a WIT (working it together) hub that oversees our > work responsibilities, and also organizes community work days every 6 > months. This system works well for us! > > To specifically address your questions Joyce: > The guidelines are spelled out in our member expectations, previously > shared. We do suggest folks serve on at least two hubs or task circles. But > no hrs per month are suggested or required. We do have a sign up chart, > primarily to ensure tasks get done. We don't use this to ascertain if folks > are doing their fair share. There are no consequences for not working, but > then we don't have that issue, although it can't be denied that some work > far more than others. We are more concerned that folks can contribute to > tasks that make sense for them, that align with their skills and interest, > and this keeps folks engaged. We also no longer assume, e.g., one of our > members, a very busy lawyer by day, is quite proud as he should be with > taking charge in putting out our trash and recycling, and has done since > move in four years ago. That was a job we originally assumed would rotate, > since nobody would want to do it! > > This isn't to say we don't pay attention. We annually have interviews with > members of WIT to talk about our engagement, and how we could improve our > system. And we do have shifting in who is doing what, primarily > organically, e.g., "I'm stepping back from this job, here's what it > involves, talk to me if you are interested...." > > Alice Alexander > Durham Central Park Cohousing > Durham, NC > > On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 9:09 AM, Joyce Cheney <jcheneyjc [at] gmail.com> wrote: > >> Alice, >> Is that document the extent of Durham Central Park's work expectations - >> no guidelines as to what "doing one's share is" such as hrs. per month, #s >> of committees to be on, no sign-up charts? Are there consequences for not >> working on community stuff? If yes, what are they? How's this approach >> working for your community? Thanks for responding. Joyce Cheney >> >> >> On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 6:13 AM, Alice Alexander <aliceanne4 [at] gmail.com> >> wrote: >> >>> Durham Cohousing publishes this "member expectations" page on our >> website, >>> outlining the benefits and responsibilities of living in our cohousing. >>> >>> https://www.durhamcoho.com/member-expectations >>> >>> Note the 3rd section, "how we build community," which was modified from >>> "work expectations." Isn't that a more inviting way to profile? >>> >>> Alice Alexander >>> Durham Central Park Cohousing >>> Durham, NC >>> >>> On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 4:49 AM, Philip Dowds via Cohousing-L < >>> cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> wrote: >>> >>>> I am guessing that maybe some cohousing communities like to picture >>>> themselves as cultures of many opportunities and few duties. >>>> >>>> Thanks, >>>> Philip Dowds >>>> Cornerstone Village Cohousing >>>> Cambridge, MA >>>> >>>> mobile: 617.460.4549 >>>> email: rpdowds [at] comcast.net >>>> >>>>> On Jul 2, 2018, at 10:47 PM, Elizabeth Magill <pastorlizm [at] gmail.com> >>>> wrote: >>>>> >>>>> A few >>>>> people (myself included) said you couldn't list benefits without >>>>> listing responsibilities too. Thus the chart. I'd guess half the >>>>> community knows that there is a chart. >>>> >>>> _________________________________________________________________ >>>> Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: >>>> http://l.cohousing.org/info >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>> >>> >>> -- >>> Alice Alexander >>> _________________________________________________________________ >>> Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: >>> http://l.cohousing.org/info >>> >>> >>> >>> >> _________________________________________________________________ >> Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: >> http://l.cohousing.org/info >> >> >> >> > > > -- > Alice Alexander > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://l.cohousing.org/info > > >
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- Re: Coho without work expectations? Alan O'Hashi, July 3 2018
- Re: Coho without work expectations? Fred-List manager, July 6 2018
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