Organized to death

There seems to be a point in organizations when the survival of the organization becomes more important than what the organization is about.

Then the administration starts talking and caring about, well, administrative things. They make the grave error of thinking that its members care about this stuff. They lose sight of what the members, clients, or customers really need. So members go to an event to experience what the organization is about, and they are subjected to hearing about stuff that is only interesting to the administration that created it. The members feel like they wasted their (precious) time and don't bother to go anymore.

Another casualty of being organized to death.

But it doesn't have to be this way... because there is YOU. If you are part of the administration, make sure that your team does not lose sight of what your organization is about. Make sure you continue touching lives and providing what your members need.

If you are a member, care enough to mention to the administration that, "I really don't care about that stuff you were talking about. I took (precious) time out of my (rediculously) busy life to connect with and be part of something. I would like to experience some of that please."

And while we are at it, let's have more "doings" and less meetings. Rather than meet about how to paint the town. Let's actually paint the town. Us members are actually pretty smart- and painting is not rocket science. We can figure out how to do it. And, we probably do not want someone to tell us how to do it. We get that all week long at work from our bosses.

Dear Organization, Please make it worth my while when I show up to your event or meeting. Please think about why I might have come and what it might be like for me at your gathering. Please give me a reason to come back again.

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