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Do Committees Really Work?

Wisdom Quote: 

“A Camel is a horse put together by a committee”- Anonymous

This expression has been credited to Sir Alec Issigonis, the designer of the Mini car. According to a BBC television news report, he coined the phrase to illustrate his dislike of working in teams.

The intention of the statement clearly is to denigrate the work of committees; in the opinion that they slow progress and hamper organizational growth.

Truth is many times well-intention-ed projects are hampered by committees who sit through endless meetings and unable to implement decisions; hindering much-needed progress in the process.

However, effective committees can be built, if you will do the followings:

1. Define the Purpose. Everything should start with setting a purpose.

2. Find the Right Committee Members. When finding members, consider the committee’s purpose and the organization’s needs.

3. Appoint a Committee Chair With Excellent Leadership Skills.

4. Preset the Meeting Times.

5. Add Value

#Wisdom Key:  
A Team lead with excellent leadership skills is the only solution to averting failed committees.

Wisdom Word:

John 9:4-5

“As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. “


Wisdom Prayer:
Lord, please help me to make the most use of life’s opportunities. Grant me speed to execute all you have put in my care to do. I remove time-wasters from off my path in Jesus’ Name.