Re: Seeking information about work commitments
From: Alan O'Hashi (
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 05:39:35 -0800 (PST)
At my place, the expectation is to be on a team, clean up after dinner now and 
again, lock up the common house once in a while.

Like all places, we have chronic over achievers and under achievers. In flat 
management systems like cohousing, people who want to have their fingers in 
every pie is detrimental. If everyone does their part - no more or no less - 
there is balance that happens. When an over achiever quits and hasn’t shared 
authority, big holes get left that are hard to plug on the fly because under 
achievers weren’t empowered with skills and knowledge.

We’re a senior community and many neighbors are starting to realize they don’t 
want to be on their death bed and saying, “I wish I would have gone to one more 
meeting.” People are gone weeks or months at a time.

We contract out most of the heavy lifting like snow removal and landscaping. 
Participation has evolved largely into meetings to decide who else will do the 

We’re now working on new jobs to count as “participation”.

Alan O'Hashi - Cyber Office
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