A checklist of key steps which management committees can take to help create a positive basis for their relationship with staff and volunteers.
Organisations in the voluntary and community sector involve people in many different roles and capacities. The table below outlines how the management committee fit into this framework.
Who are they?
What do they do?
(may also be called Board of Trustees, Board of Directors, Executive Committee etc).
Where there are few or no paid staff, the Management Committee often has a very hands-on role. However, in large organisations where the Management Committee has little involvement in the day-to-day running or management of the organisation. Where there are paid staff, it is essential that the Management Committee and the senior staff member understand their role and boundaries, and demonstrate respect for each other's position and powers.
Therefore, it is essential that the management committee and the senior staff member understand their role and boundaries, and demonstrate respect for each other's position and powers.
In practice, much of the day-to-day work of most organisations will be delegated to the staff, whether paid or voluntary. For this reason and in order to develop good committee/staff relations, the management committee should ensure that the organisation has: