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From Marvin Humphrey <mar...@rectangular.com>
Subject Re: Veto! Veto?
Date Sat, 21 Mar 2015 16:45:06 GMT
On Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 8:29 AM, Benson Margulies <bimargulies@gmail.com> wrote:

> And I emphasize 'range'. There was a talk at Apache Con some years
> back about the idea that civility goes in two directions: we all want
> to express ourselves in collegial and civil ways, and we also have to
> be prepared to accept communications from people with very different
> styles, up to and including some that we might individually find
> somewhat 'difficult.'

It's sometimes the case that an individual has difficulty fitting into one
community, yet fits just fine within another.  It's interesting to consider
how group dynamics differ.  What positive conditions are present or negative
conditions absent in the harmonious group that allow it to function smoothly?

In any case, there are no ideal mechanisms for resolving intractable personnel
conflicts.  The best we can do is talk through differences in the hope that
misunderstandings can be cleared or behavioral modifications adopted.

Marvin Humphrey

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