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4 ways gossip hurts your communication
It causes division and reduces the sense of community boards work so hard to build. But the damage does not stop here.
Board member tips – how to handle conflicts of interest
You must know that real and apparent conflicts of interest can occur while conducting business. A conflict of interest is a situation in which board members may have personal gain from decisions he or she makes in their official capacity as a board member.
Board of Directors Code of Ethics
Board behaviors in co-operatives
However, the dynamics and behaviors within the board have a central role in each of these areas. They can have a significant impact on the ability of the board to perform its function effectively. Gaining a shared understanding of good board behaviors and their crucial role in board effectiveness is a fundamental aspect of good governance for any cooperative. Appropriate behaviors also support board membership of a cooperative being a fulfilling and rewarding experience.
complaints & disputes procedure
The objective of this complaint’s procedure is to ensure that all co-op members or other people external to the co-op making complaints to the coop are dealt with fairly and objectively.
The complaints policy is intended to cover any cases where members/ tenants feel other members/ tenants, co-op employees, or any person working with the coop, such as contractors, have behaved unacceptably towards them and that the conflict cannot be resolved without outside mediation.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY - Purpose & Fiduciary Duties
The purpose of the conflict-of-interest policy is to protect the interests of the Association of International Education Administrators (“Organization” or “AIEA”), a tax-exempt organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Missouri when it or its directors are contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interest of a director, might result in a possible excess benefit transaction or might give rise to the appearance of impropriety. This policy is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable state and federal laws governing conflict of interest relevant to nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations.
Basics of Consensus
The scene is almost good enough for a commercial. The atmosphere is tense, the discussion is strained, and the process is confusing. Everyone is arguing for their own interests and no one is listening. A few loud and aggressive people are dominating the floor and saying the same point over and over again in an attempt to win over a few more members to their opinions. Someone calls the question prematurely and no one objects because everyone is tired and no one wants to prolong the debate. The facilitator brings the group to an immediate vote. The result: the motion passes with 51% in favor and 49 % opposed.
HANDLING CONFLICT during board meetings
Because meetings depend on the interaction among people with different values, perspectives, and communication styles, it is almost inevitable that conflict will sometimes occur. The impact of conflict depends on what the competition is about, how it is initiated, and how it is managed.
The objective of this policy is to determine what the co-op considers to be harassment and what actions the co-op will take if a case of harassment is reported to the co-op
Successful Conflict Resolution: Getting to “Yes”
"Getting to yes" is a method of "principal negotiation," which is often referred to as "Conflict resolution." It was developed because the author’s Roger Fisher and William Ury of the Harvard Negotiation Project recognized problems in the traditional way of reaching an agreement.
The Pocket Guide for Resolving Community Conflicts
Ideally, boards and homeowners would work together without incident and neighbors get along without friction – but anyone who’s served on a board knows that sooner or later, conflicts arise. Oftentimes, the association asks a homeowner to change their behavior or comply with an established procedure. Or a homeowner request that the board take a specific action that violates the covenants. While you can’t always control how conflicts begin, the board’s response can influence whether disputes end with a successful resolution or a costly lawsuit.
WHO OWNS THE APARTMENT? - DEALING WITH SPOUSES, CHILDREN AND ROOMMATES
As a shareholder in a corporation that owns a building, you are entitled to two documents: a Share Certificate and a Proprietary Lease. If you put another name with yours on these documents, the effect can be significant. Read on for general advice on your share certificate and proprietary lease.