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Curbing Committee Chaos

A variation of Murphy’s Law states, “If there’s more than one possible outcome of a job or task, and one will result in disaster or an undesirable consequence, then somebody will do it that way.” If only hard-on-his-luck Murphy weren’t right. 

Murphy must have lived in a community association!  Take, for example, the conundrum of committees.  They’re created to give your board a way to gather information and suggestions, offer new ideas and opinions, and perhaps provide a launching point for future board members.  A committee can function as a think tank or an indicator of how the community will react to a given issue.  Sounds great, right?  Well, not exactly.  Remember what ever-the-pessimist Murphy said. 

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