Organization and Decision-making
The Organizational Structure
The organizational structure of Tay Commons Cohousing community is founded on Circles (akin to committees), each of which has a specific area of responsibility. Members of the community have the opportunity to participate in a Circle or Circles.
Decisions are made through a process of discussion(s), the aim of which is to arrive at consensus. Cohousing draws on skills that often are not developed in ordinary organizations: skills in listening, communicating, facilitating, decision-making; group members seek to build these skills through study, workshops and practice in meetings.