perhaps a training session on governance procedures?
Bryan McAlister wrote:
> In article <001d01c14061$09773fe0$07936xx4@xxxxxxx>, Malcolm Brown > <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes > >2) One of the major costs for the Society is the cost of the Exec Council > >meetings - we hold 2 a year with over a hundred people present at each > >meeting - most of the time it rubber stamps the decisions made by > >sub-committees, and the time is spent in trying to find out why the > >committees have made certain decisions, and then arguing about them - it is > >a cross between a debate and a law court (with the conveners of the > >committees feeling like the accused!) The majority of the people attending > >say nothing, and those who do speak often wonder whether they are wasting > >their time. > Classic isn't. As a member of various small organisations it always > exasperates me the way people who weren't at the previous discussions > fell entitled to reopen the subject from Stage 1 and go over old ground > again and again. > > However it does suggest that either the structure is flawed, the papers > distributed to members are not adequate or not read, or the Chair person > needs to shut em up. Suggest some effort be expended in ascertaining > which and then take a decision... > > Bryan McAlister B Arch RIBA ARIAS > Web page www.bryanmac.demon.co.uk > Email email@example.com > Mobile phone 07801 793849 > FAX number - 0870 052 7625