Guidelines for voting. How to make the most common voting procedures work, taking the unique requirements of industry alliances and consortiums into account. Simple yes/no voting, Voting on a series of options. Quorum, Confidentiality, and Tools.
Robert’s Rules of Order are brilliant. Robert’s Rules of Order are also problematic. The unusual terminology and complexity make it unsuitable for international groups.
Meetings of industry alliances are about getting decisions made. It is the responsibility of the chair to organize the decision-making process. The chair is a facilitator, not the decision-maker.
A multi-day meeting of an international group needs meeting rooms, web meeting facilities, audio conferencing facilities, catering, and nearby hotels and restaurants.
I prefer to bring audio conferencing equipment with me when I organize a meeting. This post covers the requirements for audio conferencing and how to meet the requirements with the Yamaha YVC-1000.
The layout of a meeting room determines how participants interact and how they understand the role of the person chairing the meeting.