by Patricia A Hudson, MPsSc and James R Hudson, Ph.D. of the Melos Institute *
This article suggests that an effective plan can be a valuable tool to guide and manage your leadership team toward high performance.
Successful association executives recognize that membership-based organizations cannot be run solely as businesses. Rather, they must operate with sound business practices coupled with building an organizational community that reflects a strong sense of shared values and principles.
The article suggests that if the planning process becomes an essential part of your operations, the plan becomes an invaluable tool in the following ways:
- Plan as a Tool for Aligning Attitudes and Actions
- Plan as a Tool to Foster Board Productivity
- Plan as a Tool to Mobilize Members
In this article, Patricia and James Hudson of the Melos Institute, outline how a plan can impact all of these areas of the organization as well as some specific techniques to achieve these results.