> In consent, we ask “do you object?”

> With consent, individuals will not have as much power as they have in decisions requiring unanimity. On the other hand, with consent, a majority will not have power over a minority.

I'm skeptical about the conclusion
Would you be interested in me expanding on my skepticism? (probably starting with counter examples)

@davidbruant It's the difference between the following:

1. Expressing a personal preference in a consensus situation (which could lead to a veto of the proposal by a minority)

2. Expressing an personal preference, but no actual objection, in a consent situation (which means the proposal goes through)

It's one of those things you probably need to witness or be part of to 'get'. Hence my suggestion that people come along to workshops.

@dajbelshaw I've lived my fair share of alternative governance (sociocracy, shared governance, etc.) and my skepticism is rooted in these experience
in the limits i've lived of these models

that said, i haven't been part of your workshops specifically, so you may have a way to implement sociocracy that does not contain the limits i've witnessed in other collectives


@davidbruant Oh I haven't got any magic pixie dust, and I think these things are actually a spectrum when they're usually presented as binaries.

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