#8154
Jen BudneyJen Budney
Participant

Great response, Janet, I’m very sorry you had to write that twice. I’ll let the education team know and they will look into this. Your responses remind me that in situations of interdependency, causes and effects can be linked in complicated ways. Why did the board not connect with members? Because they were overconfident that they understood the members? Why were they overconfident? Because they lacked diversity? Why did they lack diversity? Because they didn’t engage in outreach? etc. i think when times are simple and reasonably predictable, boards can get away with a lack of diversity, but they are in trouble when rapid changes come and they don’t have that diversity of perspectives built in.

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