[ARIN-consult] Expanding the Board
vgcerf at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 10:00:07 EDT 2018
I have managed boards with 15-21 members and while a challenge was able to
make it work.
10 gives a great deal of scope without losing ability to achieve consensus.
On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 1:29 AM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 4:32 PM, vinton cerf <vgcerf at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I misread the proposal forgetting that John is the tenth member ex
> > so I agree with ten.
> > vint
> A Google search for "effective decision making group size" reveals as
> its first hit this paper:
> Which concludes, "if you’re looking for the best size for a team,
> consider an odd number close to five."
> Another top hit references the book, "Decide & Deliver: 5 Steps to
> Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization." The authors found
> that, "Once you've got 7 people in a group, each additional member
> reduces decision effectiveness by 10%."
> Also, even numbers (like 10) are bad for decision making. A google
> search of, "decision making even odd" finds as its first hit:
> This research reports, "boards with an odd number of members may make
> better decisions."
> So having spent a little time reviewing published research on optimal
> board sizes, I respectfully disagree with your support of ARIN's
> 10-member board plan.
> Bill Herrin
> William Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com bill at herrin.us
> Dirtside Systems ......... Web: <http://www.dirtside.com/>
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