[Imc-unity] Getting back to task
Sat, 20 Apr 2002 13:40:09 -0700
Horizontal seems a little vague to me. It's not a term I use or hear very
often. I think more people than not are committed to a consensus based
process and "principle of consensus-based decision making" leaves enough
wiggle room for those who are attempting to create their own inclusive,
transparent form of decision making.
I think we should move on and leave it as is.
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From: lesmarquis <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [Imc-unity] Getting back to task
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 12:17:02 -0700 (PDT)
Here it is again. I think we could leave it as is -or- add the word
"horizontal" in there somewhere, maybe substitute "horizontal" for
"consensus" or put "horizontal" in one of 2 other places:
"and develop a horizontal decision making process..."; or "develpo a
decision making process that is horizontal, inclusive of..."
What do you think of any of that or did I just stir up the mud at the bottom
of the pond?
"6. All IMC's recognize the importance of process to social change and are
committed to the development of non-hierarchical and anti-authoritarian
relationships, from interpersonal relationships to group
dynamics.Therefore, all IMC's shall organize themselves collectively and be
committed to the principle of consensus decision making, and develop a
decision making process that is inclusive of and transparent to all members
of the local IMC collective."
> I have no problem with this principle, but I remember San Diego IMC felt
> very strongly about not using consensus. It was never clear to me what
> intended to use instead, though. Majority rules and Robert's Rules of
> are not democratic decision making processes. I remember one of the
> suggestions at the time was to say "committed to the principle of
> decision making or develop a decision making process that is inclusive of
> and transparent to all members of the local IMC collective."
> I'm not sure if New IMC's has come up against this with any other groups.
> Sheri, what have you guys been seeing with regard to this?
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