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Pros and Cons of Remote Association Employees

Posted by Bruce Rogers on 8/9/16 1:12 PM

Upsides include cost savings and a much broader talent pool; challenges include time management oversight, coordinating communication, long-distance IT support.

If your association is in hiring mode, a key consideration is whether your employees will work together physically in a central location, or whether some or all will work remotely (also called "teleworking"). For many small or mid-size associations, having a large physical headquarters is not economically feasible; for others, it can be a conscious choice to take the remote approach or create a hybrid of the two. 

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Topics: Working Groups, Association Management, Association, Association Boards

Best Practices for Boards and Working Groups

Posted by Andy Freed on 2/4/16 6:00 AM

Sometimes you can find information for best practices for Boards and working groups in the most unusual of places.

A recent article in a scientific journal entitled “Why too much evidence can be a bad thing” talks about how sometimes too much evidence can be a bad thing. In fact, as the article states, in ancient Jewish law, if a person was found unanimously found guilty by all judges, then the suspect was acquitted. The reason being that the judges felt if no one saw a flaw in the case, it was unlikely to be true.

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Topics: Working Groups, Board, BOD, Technical Working Groups

Mission Accomplished! (Or maybe not…) – Part II

Posted by Greg Kohn on 3/7/13 7:42 AM

In my last post, I wrote about some business-related issues associations and consortia should consider before they publish a specification. In this post, I'm going to cover the same topic, but from the perspective of looking at some things to consider on the technical side of an organization:

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Topics: Working Groups, Consortia, Technical Specifications, Membership, Life Cycle, Association, Training

Technical Committee Checklist

Posted by Mary McRae on 2/29/12 9:00 AM

You have just formed a new consortium and you're anxious to begin work - real work - on meeting your goals and objectives. Your chances for success will be much higher if you first have a solid foundation in place. Here is a handy checklist you should have before starting your first technical committee or working group.

For the Organization as a Whole:

✓ RoP or Rules of Procedure. This document describes how groups are formed, how they conduct business, and how they are closed.

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Topics: Operations, Working Groups, Committees, Standards

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