Tag Archives: Collaborative Decision Making

Increasing Prospects for Collaboration Even before Starting

Increasing Prospects for Collaboration Even before Starting

I’ve been in the collaboration “business” for about 20 years now, working on all levels, from the most internal inner conflicts, to the most ambitious efforts to create at least a model of what local to global collaboration could look like. Up until the last few years, the bulk of …

Dialogue, Decision-Making, and Mattering

Dialogue, Decision-Making, and Mattering

One of the cornerstones of our modern culture, the great reward that arose from being freed from earlier feudal times, is the idea of personal rights, the freedom to make decisions for ourselves. In the countries that are categorized as liberal democracies, this freedom is often sacrosanct. Once we reach …

Holding Dilemmas Together in the Workplace: A Sneak Preview of the Future

Holding Dilemmas Together in the Workplace: A Sneak Preview of the Future

Throughout human history, stories have been a source of inspiration and bonding. Especially in these difficult times, when we need inspiration about what’s possible, when so many of us are hungry for some faith that collaboration can work, I feel so happy to have some examples that nourish me in …

Beyond Consensus or Majority: Notes about Decision-Making in a Leaderless Movement

On October 18th I participated in the general assembly meeting in OccupyOakland. On October 22nd I posted a piece about that experience, which I named In Search of Dialogue. Even before writing that piece I have been engaging in my mind with the large question of decision-making in this movement. …

In Search of Dialogue: Notes from OccupyOakland, October 22nd

In Search of Dialogue: Notes from OccupyOakland, October 22nd

After my first visit to OccupyOakland I felt inspired. I was connected to the vision, to a sense of possibility. I was fully open to the unfolding, to seeing what would come. I’ve been very encouraged by the response I’ve been getting to my post about that visit.

Before I …