|Media needs to re-evaluate how it runs meetings.|
Nobody wants to go to a meeting and have the same conversation with the same group of people they had just the month or week before. It's frustrating and creates a negative experience towards community service. Worse, is the time people put into these meetings only to see little return. I've been to them and have seen it first hand. I'm not the only one, as I just had a recent conversation with someone who observed the same problem. And that's a problem, because their are a lot of people who bring a wealth of judgement, insight, experience and executive experience, but aren't willing to endure hours of what seems like nothing more than a book club meeting.
I would suggest that Media invested in the time to find a chair that has the credentials with leading and running a committee like this. That's important in drawing people to the group who can make it effective, productive and have the abilities to get to decisions.
These are the types of issues Media has to re-evaluated from the ground up. Participation is what is needed, and it's out there; but people want assurances that their time is of value. These meetings could easily be run in 60 to 90 minutes tops, not 4 hour swirl-a-thons.