Lay Committees - At What Price?

By David Andrews

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Summer 1972

The traditional hierarchy of committee in most agencies is a problem both to the professional as well as the layman because it tends to inhibit rapid and rational decision-making. The author recommends the establishment of a smaller (20-30 member) board with standing chairmen rather than committees. Ad hoc committees should address issues as they arise, and executives should be expected to manage lay leadership efficiently and effectively. These changes will clarify accountability, streamline decision making, and improve the effectiveness and commitment of community members.

Topic: Management and Administration, Organizational Development, Leadership, Volunteerism

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 48/No. 4

Page Number(s): 360-367

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Andrews, David. Lay Committees - At What Price?. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Summer 1972: 360-367.


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