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Help Sheet

Becoming a more accountable, transparent & consultative COM

In this help sheet, the term 'Committee of Management' (COM) is used but it is intended to apply to whatever governance structure your group has, such as a Board. The term "CEO" (Chief Executive Officer) is used but it is intended to apply to whatever name your group has for its head person (coordinator, general manager, chief executive, executive director etc.).

Dozens of high-profile cases have in recent years brought to prominence the issue of questionable corporate governance practices and companies acting contrary to public expectations. The result is that what was once a matter only for the boardroom has now entered the public arena, and it is becoming increasingly clear that community organisations are not immune from demands for more accountable, transparent and consultative governance.

So what is meant by these 21st Century governance buzz-words? In the community group context being accountable, transparent and consultative means:

Why should we become a more accountable, transparent and consultative Committee of Management (COM)?

There are a number of reasons why your COM should strive to achieve greater levels of accountability, transparency and consultation.

How can my Committee of Management become more ACCOUNTABLE?

There are several practical measures that your COM can put in place to ensure your group becomes more accountable:

How can my Committee of Management become more TRANSPARENT?

There are several practical measures that your COM can put in place to ensure your organisation becomes more transparent:

How can my Committee of Management become more CONSULTATIVE?

There are several practical measures that your COM can put in place to ensure your organisation becomes more consultative:

 

 

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