I’ve been on committees over the years and I must say that the value of them is suspect. A good committee commits to creating a solution to a problem, where most committees I’ve encountered should be called Committ-ees because they are leery of committing to anything at all.
Committees require strong leadership and commitment, as well as the willingness for others to collaborate rather than compete.
Thankfully, of late, I’ve been a part of some great committees who actually work well together when necessary and get results!
Share your stories of committees or committ-ees via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll share (anonymously) some of the best stories after the new years.