Suggestions for questions to ask board and staff members

As discussed on 9/22/14, there was agreement to identify what should be asked of staff and board members so that this Branch Relations Committee gets representative answers from many people to consistent questions that everyone is asked. This is meant to accurately identify barriers to more productive communication within The Mountaineers organization and reduce the chance that answers and questions are tailored too much to base future policy decisions on. Please provide questions and issues you feel are important to "flesh out" as this process proceeds.

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Timmy Williams
Timmy Williams says:
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 7:46 PM

Timmy's suggested questions: 1) Can you name all of the Mtnr Branches? 2) Can you rank the Branches in order of numbers of members? 3) How much total annual revenue do all of the Branches bring in? 4) Can you rank the Branches in order of revenue? 5) Do you know when each Branch was created?

Lorna Corrigan
Lorna Corrigan says:
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 9:39 PM

Thanks, Timmy,for the suggestions. Am I correct in thinking that you propose these as questions to be posed to board members?

Lorna

Timmy Williams
Timmy Williams says:
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 7:25 PM

Lorna, my questions are aimed at all three constituencies. The goal of the questions is 1) to reveal to us, the Committee, AND the interviewees themselves the level of their involvement/knowledge/participation in Branch goings-on and 2) to hopefully begin a reflective process in the interviewees minds about Branches. This approach does not specifically ask questions about dysfunction, but in a roundabout way may "reveal" potential sources of dysfunction that can be correlated with the interviewees answers to direct dysfunction questions.

Lorna Corrigan
Lorna Corrigan says:
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:02 PM

I would like to have the three "constituencies" asked whether they have experienced or witnessed instances of disfunction in the relations between branches and staff and/or between branches and the board, and in those instances whether the disfunction resulted from personality challenges or institutional barriers or some other cause or combination thereof. I think that asking the interviewee to reflect on causes as well as effect will be important to us in formulating recommendations.

I would ask the branch reps to describe their knowledge of the authority and role of the board, and the same in reverse of the board with respect to the branches.

Lorna

Timmy Williams
Timmy Williams says:
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 7:13 PM

More suggested questions from Timmy: 6) Have you taken/are you taking a Mountaineer Course? How many? 7) Have you participated in a Mountaineer Activity event (Climb, Scramble, Kayak, Sail, etc)? 8) Have you been/are you a member of a Mountaineer Activity Committee? 9) Have you led a Mountaineer Course field trip? 10) Have you led a Mountaineer Activity event ((Climb, Scramble, Kayak, Sail, etc)?