Re: Moving Back from Consensus
From: Lauren Lake (
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2020 08:34:18 -0800 (PST)
Hi Lyn,

I’ve been involved in a forming group that used consensus and an established 
group that uses sociocracy. Both work, but I have to say I like the concept of 
“consent” in sociocracy. It places realistic limits on when you can object to a 

There are communities out there that switched from consensus to sociocracy, 
maybe one of them could weigh in. Also, check out this webinar:

Lauren Lake
Green Grove Cohousing

Hi Everyone,

I would like to hear from Co-Housing communities that have in any way moved 
back from Consensus. Did you adopt a Hybrid Consensus (move to a supermajority 
vote for example) or even abandoning it all together for a more traditional 
majority vote?

If you wish to reply privately, understood: lynpeachtree [at]

Thanks so much for any sharing you can do!

Lyn Deardorff

Sand River Co-Housing


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