|Re: Moving Back from Consensus||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Mac Thomson (macthomsonme.com)|
|Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2020 10:12:36 -0800 (PST)|
I find it interesting that people distinguish between consensus and sociocracy as if they are two different things. In my understanding, sociocracy is a form of consensus with clearly spelled out procedures, organizational structure, delegation, etc. Both forms allow all participants to consent to a decision. It seems to me a bit like the distinction between intentional communities and cohousing. Cohousing is a subset of intentional communities with certain specifically spelled out criteria. I admire the workings of sociocracy and feel that if our community decided to adopt it, we would not be departing from consensus. We’d just be moving to a certain well defined and organized form of consensus. Not having worked within sociocracy and only having studied it, maybe my understanding is wrong. Thoughts from others working within sociocracy? Cheers, Mac -- Mac Thomson Heartwood Cohousing Southwest Colorado http://www.heartwoodcohousing.com “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." - Theodore Roosevelt ********************************************************** > On Dec 13, 2020, at 9:34 AM, Lauren Lake <laurenlake161 [at] gmail.com> wrote: > > 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 decision. > > There are communities out there that switched from consensus to sociocracy, > maybe one of them could weigh in. Also, check out this webinar: > https://www.sociocracyforall.org/consensus-to-sociocracy/. > > > 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] hotmail.com > > > > Thanks so much for any sharing you can do! > > > > Lyn Deardorff > > Sand River Co-Housing > > Lauren > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > >
Re: Moving Back from Consensus Lauren Lake, December 13 2020
- Re: Moving Back from Consensus Mac Thomson, December 14 2020
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