[Noisebridge-discuss] reminder - assume good faith

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 22:26:41 UTC 2014


+1

(and now I am going dark, for my own health.)

On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 3:24 PM, Al Sweigart <asweigart at gmail.com> wrote:
> +1
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 3:10 PM, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com> wrote:
>>
>> Something I have always found effective is to act as if I believe the
>> other person is acting in good faith.  This works really really well because
>> it lets them see that *I* am acting in good faith, and builds trust.  It is
>> also usually true.  Mostly people ARE acting in good faith from their own
>> point of view.  The most likely reason for someone to act in bad faith is
>> that someone is accusing them of acting in bad faith (insults them, claims
>> they're trolling, etc).
>>
>> Possible good faith POVs for some of the main talkers here:
>>
>> Al - has been trying for YEARS to fix the terrible problems at
>> Noisebridge, more persistently than just about anyone else, and finally has
>> some actual means of getting something done
>>
>> Naomi - dedicated to her responsibilities as a board member and deeply
>> worried about the new board having bypassed her on a decision
>>
>> Jake A, Mitch - sad and hurt that the organization they founded is moving
>> so far from the path they started it on
>>
>> Spinach, Johny, Rachel H - have strong moral and ideological beliefs that
>> they work towards in all areas of their lives, fearless of others' censure
>>
>> A really important point is that everyone involved is incredibly dedicated
>> to Noisebridge, which is wonderful.
>>
>> Note that there are other good faith POVs that all of these people might
>> have - I have simply invented some that fit their behavior as I see it.
>>
>> And another thing, for those who think the above is naive.  Even if I
>> don't really believe in someone's good faith, I will pretend to - that way
>> they get plausible deniability, and they can *start* acting in good faith
>> now and we don't get bogged down in accusations.  SO much faster and easier.
>>
>> Rachel1.0
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