Simplified Rules of Communication

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This page offers a simplified version of our Rules of Communication with the intention of making our rules more easily used by other organizations. This list includes the aspects of the rules that we have agreed to be most important and most easy to follow, but omits some of the rules that we have agreed may be less important and tougher to understand or follow.

Simplified Rules

This section is incomplete.

  • Do not attach negative labels to people or groups of people.
  • Use I statements like "I think" or "I believe" when making a statement that someone else may not agree with.
  • Do not state negative assumptions about anyone else's thoughts, intentions, or motivations.
  • Do not blame anyone for negative outcomes.