April, you would be proud of me. I think I am finally at a point where I’m seeing the need to face a variety of conflicts head on. If you recall my story in class about the recent beginnings of a committee revamp, I am again finding myself considering this committee and how concepts that we’ve uncovered in class may help breathe life back into it. Remember that this is a committee that for sometime now people have found to be more of a joke than a true working group. They’ve stopped attending, participating in projects, and generally just seem to stay on so that they can say they are involved. Now, I realize that I am also superimposing some of my own assumptions to their reasoning; but it begs the true question, is it time to ask them if they are still with us or not? I’m suggesting to the leader of this committee today to step back and really think about structure (we have no charter or guidelines) and to consider the actual members of the committee with a bit more of a critical eye. To me, it’s really time to ask them to either participate or get off the boat. (In a nice but firm way of course:). We recently decided to redirect the committee and focus more on the passions of the group; but yet, if no one is really willing to participate in the group or its endeveors as it is-what value do these new ideas truly hold? With non-committed members, will we not be left with only great ideas and then the same few that are willing to implement them? I say, we cut those that are riding along and find some that are willing to help us put some of these new passions into practice and meet the goals of our group for this new year. It may prove a long road ahead should we choose to do it, but wouldn’t you rather have those that are willing to do as opposed to so many that consistently don’t? I’m eager for your thoughts fellow Groups & Team members…what would you do if you were part of this group?
April 25, 2013
Is it Time to Ask if They Are Still With Us?