Building Community with dyads.

This new blog can be a tool to help build caring community.  A place to share your thoughts on the subject and read about the thoughts of others.  This tool can’t replace face to face interactions or handshakes, but it can be a start.

When there is talk of building community, I am reminded of dyads.

Dyads are two-person interactions.  For example, a handshake is a dyad.

If there were 60 people in the sanctuary on a Sunday and everyone shook hands with everyone else, how many dyads would there have been?

The answer is 1770. ( 60 X 59 = 3540 divided by 2 = 1770. )

A handshake can be a start at a reciprocal relationship.

Reaching consensus is more likely in groups where a lot of people have reciprocal relationships:

I’ll do this for you, if you do that for me.  I’ll give on this, if you give on that.

See similarities, hear differences, touch adversaries, speak connectedness.



One Comment

  1. Howard Kranz

    This is so true, but dyads are so scary! That’s why I like small groups.

    But I want to keep working up the courage to do dyads, because it is so rewarding.

    “See similarities, hear differences, touch adversaries, speak connectedness.” Yes!

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