Usually this column gives advice to the president or chair of a meeting. Today, our advice is for the “loyal opposition”, those members in the minority. Let’s say you are concerned about how the Board is handling, or failing to handle an issue. How can you best advocate for your position at an owner’s meeting?
You’ve often heard us talk about the three facets of a community:
But there are also three modes of governance for your association board. Governance as Leadership; (Chait, Ryan & Taylor, 2005).
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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