Re: meeting minutes
From: Muriel Kranowski (murielkvt.edu)
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2015 12:54:18 -0700 (PDT)
If an issue is up for a consensus decision and the outcome is "Unanimously
agreed to", or "Sent back to the committee", or whatever, I don't see what
could be confusing about saying that in a meeting summary.

On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 2:40 PM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com>
wrote:

>
> The problem I have with a summary at the top of the minutes is that it can
> easily be misleading. For example, one problem we have is that people think
> a decision is one where you have a proposal and go through the process of
> amending, etc. But decisions are far more common than that and often more
> important.
>
> A decision to buy a leaf-blower was a major issue for many but considered
> by the people who bought it the same as replacing a broom. (The people who
> made the decision had never heard one. I think it was used once to great
> objections.)
>
> And if it isn’t included in the summary at the top, is it still a decision?
>
> All of this obviously depends on how experienced the notetakers are. These
> are team minutes and often the task falls to anyone with a pencil (or
> computer).
>
> Sharon
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> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
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