Your committee works to be the best committee that you can be……. but do you sometimes feel that your members aren’t on side with you?
If your members feel unable to approach you, it may hide problems and you may not identify issues or miss great ideas for improving your club or class
The good news is that you can break down barriers and build trust by developing:
When you take these steps, you’ll breakdown barriers, reduce the distance between your members and your committee and keep lines of communication open
Ever wondered how approachable your club or class is to those outside your committee? Take our quiz to find out more....
|The negative feedback the committee gives outweighs the positive feedback|
|Our committee regularly walks around the club meeting members for a chat|
|Our committee is a happy bunch|
|When members pitch an idea, the committee provides feedback|
|Our committee makes time to speak to members|
|Our committee is always measured in its response to news, even if it is not good|
|Our committee lets members know when they are around to be met at the club|
|Our committee empathises with members situations and opinions|
|Our committee members don't complain|
|We talk to our members the same, no matter who they are|
|Our club members can get hold of committee members really easily|
|Our club provides a platform for ideas|
12-23 You could work on your approachability. Your committee could be cutting off the flow of information that you receive from your members. This might mean that problems are swept under the carpet, or great ideas aren't being allowed to flourish. You may have to make some fundamental changes, but don't worry, there are plenty of simple ways to get started and boost your approachability
24 - 36 You are in a great position to improve. You can be approachable, so problems may come to you before they get serious. However, your members may also be put off telling you when something's up, because they're worried about your reaction. Take a closer look at your results and focus most on where your score is low. You may find that a simple change to the way that you manage will make a huge difference
37-48 Well done! Your committee is approachable, which means that your members feel happy coming to you when they have a problem or an idea. This is because your reaction to bad news is measured and calm, and you treat ideas with relish and positivity. As a result, crises develop far less often than they would do under a more unapproachable committee, and your organisation benefits from the ideas culture that your welcoming attitude has fostered. However, there is always room for improvement!