Op zaterdag 25 augustus 2018 20:09:20 CEST schreef Per Jessen:
Op vrijdag 24 augustus 2018 21:44:14 CEST schreef Bryan Lunduke:
On 2018-08-24 08:32, Ana Martínez wrote:
= Sponsorships =
== Football team discussion in the last minutes thread ==
We discussed if was appropriated to explain personal points of views on the topic.
It is not only appropriate that those personal points of view are expressed... it is *critical*.
The Board positions are elected (other than Richard, who is installed by a corporation). If Board members cannot speak their personal opinions on any (and every) topic, it becomes *pointless* to have elections -- as there would be no way to easily understand the differences between elected officials and hold them accountable to the people who elected them.
Are there any other items Board members are currently forbidden / discouraged from discussing?
I completely disagree here, Bryan, and I consider your post as trolling. You know very well how it works and has worked. We did not discuss whether or not we have personal opinions, we discussed ventilating disagreement with decisions democraticly taken.
I have to agree with Bryan. A board does not operate as a team.
With Bryan it didn't, no. But in cases as our community it should, or it should go out and tell the voters it can't function like this.
The individual members are appointed or elected because of their individual charm/ability/following/haircolour/experience/outlook/whatever. It is very important that the elected members remain true to that. It is the main thing they bring to the party.
And that's exactly what I'm doing here.
If a board member disagrees with a democratic decision, it is perfectly fine to point that out.
That is not the issue. If the board, as a democratic entity, votes, the result is that of the board, not of individuals. Whenever a member disagrees and wants to post about it, it's nothing more than decent to state that a personal statement is made. That's one of the consequenses of being a board member, having two hats.
Isn't it quite simply this - when I disagree with a decision made by the board, I would like to know that the board member I elected also disagreed?
Of course, but that should be a statement from Per Jessen, community member, not Per Jessen, Board member.
Would you accept team members that question any decision that was voted on?
Certainly. I would. Professionally, I am a board member in other places. We don't operate as a team, we are there to govern a company based on our personal experiences, opinions and outlook. When a board operates as a team, you only have to look at Raiffeisen Schweiz to see how bad it can go. Or even my local football club.
A company != a community. And I don't care about examples of things going wrong. If you think we're on the wrong track, gather the crowd and bring down the board as an ultimate measure.