|Re: Group Think||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: R.N. Johnson (cohorandayahoo.com)|
|Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 16:14:49 -0700 (PDT)|
"Because of group think we have sometimes consensed on proposals on which later improvement was needed" I would not say that a group later needing to make improvements to a proposal is necessarily an indication of group think. Perfection is subjective. Nearly any proposal can be improved by taking a second look after you have had a chance to try it out in action. I know that I will sometimes agree to an imperfect but acceptable proposal, because it is often more importance to get started than to achieve perfection. I have been invovled with consensus in one form or another for 16 years, and I find I am more willing to move ahead with proposals and see how they work. I often have reservations about a particular policy, but if they fall into the category of " that's not the best way, or the way I would choose" rather than the " Really bad things will happen if we do this" category, I try to let go of my attachment to a particular way of doing things and see how it goes. If we have moved ahead with horrible results, we would become more cautious; often the "burning issue" during the discussion fades away or fails to materialize once a decision is made. Randa Johnson New Brighton Cohousing Aptos ---
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