Avoid Governance Creep: Is It Time to Rethink Your Leadership Structure?

Avoid Governance Creep: Is It Time to Rethink Your Leadership Structure?

By: Barry Dornfeld

If your sections, councils, and committees have become an impediment to getting things done, you may be suffering from "governance creep." Instead of using resources to maintain a bloated structure, turn your attention to smart streamlining that links governance change to your organization's strategy and mission.

The structures and processes of many associations have grown bloated and hardened. Based on antiquated organizational designs, they struggle to keep up with the rhythms and demands of contemporary work and lifestyles. And like any bureaucracy, governance systems have a tendency to self-replicate....