Attracting Good People

Bob Lorriman | Oct 10th, 2013 | No Comments | Tags:

right-peopleDo you have trouble finding people to serve on your board or committee?

This seems to be a universal problem.  Many boards and committee chairs have trouble filling all the necessary positions in their groups.  There are many reasons for this but one clearly is the reluctance of potential members to commit to all the meeting time which may be involved.

It is often said that the best people are always the busiest people.  And you want the best people on your boards and committees.  Therefore you have to respect that they will have many other commitments and approach them with this in mind.  If you can present the message that they will not have to be tied down with a lot of meetings and that the time they do spend at meetings will be productive and efficient, then there is a better chance that they will agree to join their group.

Success breeds success!  If you are successful in attracting one or two good candidates, then you improve your chances of attracting more.  Successful people like working with other successful people for many reasons, not all of which will be related to your organization.  That doesn’t matter.  You will still benefit and you have got a win/win situation.

Using Lorros means that you do not have to have as many face to face or conference call meetings where all members must commit to being available at the same time and must sit through the entire meeting when they may have other time commitments.  With Lorros, members can join a meeting when it fits their schedule, spend as much or as little time as they want and concentrate on the agenda topics of most interest to them.  This, however, does not mean they are out of the loop on other matters.  All comments submitted during a Lorros meeting are emailed to all of the participants or they can be viewed at any time online.

More people can get involved with less time spent.  Seems like a good idea.

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