When two friends have gotten so frustrated on committees and due to disorganization and low productivity, they turned to Robert’s Rules of Orders. It’s a famous book that describes a system I was just a little familiar with.
I share an impatience for circular discussions and poor procedures. I have no particular need for Robert’s Rules now, but like a good scout, I believe in preparation.
This Idiot’s Guide has a clear format that does more than just explain how to fun a meeting. Robert’s Rules provide good guidelines for writing bylaws and starting a new group. In addition there are chapters on running e-meetings, whether they’re video conferences, phone conferences or online chats. Sychronistic or not. I think this is a helpful format that updates a tried and true method.