ASK AASB: What happens when the public wants to engage in conversation during a meeting?
It is really best practice NOT to engage. This article outlines some of the reasons why.
Some additional thoughts:
- It can be difficult to give adequate answers on the fly.
- No single board member can speak for the board as a whole.
- Different perspectives by different board members can lead to confusion for the public.
- Engaging gives the audience the wrong perception, They are NOT in charge, the board is.
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