[Osmf-talk] Remarks and question regarding board meeting minutes and circulars
chris_hormann at gmx.de
Wed Dec 19 10:51:46 UTC 2018
On Wednesday 19 December 2018, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> > My question here is if the board is going to change that in a way
> > that ensures timely transparency of the advisory board input before
> > it goes into decisions of the board.
> Can you suggest a practical way of doing that? I'm sure the board
> would be open to suggestions.
If you like i can start with what i indicated, i.e. writing a subjective
log of AB input from my perspective and if you then say: This we can
do as well and probably in a more neutral fashion you can just take
> This is just to put things into perspective. *You* know that yourself
> since you are on the advisory board, but someone who is not on the
> advisory board might get the idea that dozens of emails were
> exchanged monthly and the advisory board was actively working on
> things. In reality, the advisory board is a mailing list that makes
> it easier to run an idea by corporate members and local chapters for
> feedback, and it happens... what would you say, maybe three or four
> times a year on average?
Yes, the volume of communication is very low and a significant part of
it is just housekeeping (announcing and welcoming new members etc.).
But also keep in mind that not everything that happens in the context of
AB activity happens on the AB mailing list - there have on multiple
occasions been indications that work was performed as part of or in
connection with AB activity but outside the realm of the AB mailing
Personally i think it might be a good idea (in other words: it might
yield more valuable advise) to adopt a somewhat more clearly defined
process for the AB in the way that topics brought to the AB for input
(either from inside the AB, from the board or from the WGs) are then
discussed by the AB in a certain timeframe and the results of this
discussion are then sent to the board as input.
Having a clearer separation between discussion and the advise provided
as a result of this discussion could both have a positive effect on the
depth and thoroughness of the discussion and the quality and
signal-to-noise ratio of the input received by the board.
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