[Sugar-devel] [wiki bug] Roadmap Sugar Labs - Ambiguity detected on how to make Decisions
quozl at laptop.org
Tue May 9 02:04:05 EDT 2017
On Mon, May 08, 2017 at 11:14:45PM -0500, Laura Vargas wrote:
> 2017-05-08 15:20 GMT-05:00 James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org>:
> On Mon, May 08, 2017 at 06:28:00AM -0500, Laura Vargas wrote:
> > 2017-05-07 21:59 GMT-05:00 James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org>:
> > > Please instead build trust.
> > Interesting point of view. Still, please elaborate in this
> > suggestion. How to achieve this?
> As there is only one board member asking this question, I'm inclined
> to be brief.
> Making "decision making process" understandable and friendly should
> be relevant not only to current board members but also to everyone
> in the community.
> ;-) I don't feel I will be heard.
> Your opinion is very relevant for our community.
No doubt about relevance, but conflicting opinion may reinforce errant
behaviour rather than improve a situation. The rebound effect.
I have seen no other interest than what you have expressed.
> I ask board members to be more intentional. To decide on their
> own individual behalf to resolve conflicts and build consensus. To
> communicate more frequently, either privately between individuals,
> privately within the board, or publically. To track and measure how
> their communication is received.
> This suggestion is really interesting.
> To identify conflict and reveal it.
> To try different communication media to resolve conflict.
> It isn't easy.
> > It's sounds like the chair has the largest role on making procedures
> > work...
> That's up to the board.
> It may be helpful for the board to select a meeting chairperson.
> "But we already have Walter!" is an anticipated response; but it isn't
> obvious from the outside reading of logs or Wiki that everyone thinks
> this, or knows what a chair does.
> Maybe, we can start rotating the chair so that every board member can have the
> opportunity to have the experience and learn.
> > Thanks for your feedback.
> I'm a board member of several organisations.
> A few months ago I attended a corporate governance training,
> facilitated by a trainer from the Australian Institute of Company
> Directors. I've still got the notes, but they are licensed in a way
> that prevents my republishing them verbatim. There are similar
> organisations in other countries. It's not cheap, costs to me were of
> the order of $US 500 in fees, travel, and lost time. I feel it has
> been worth it.
> During the meeting we also discussed the possibility to reduce from 7 to 5 the
> number of seats. Not sure if this is the best way to facilitate the decision
> making process but it could help.
On one board, we increased members from 7 to 9 to facilitate the
decision making process; we felt a diversity of opinion would make for
more disagreement and conflict resolution, and so we would achieve
results closer to consensus of the wider non-board membership.
> Regards and thank you for sharing your experience :D
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