Sunday, July 1, 2007

A management Koan regarding KOMA

A couple of months ago I shared a management Koan. Today I have another. It represents a question I was asked earlier this week. After I answered, I thought more input can add to the answer I gave. In fact, the more I thought this week end, I thought I would modify my original response. So here goes!

A manager/administrator learns that one of his experienced governing body members is consciously making contact with other members to lobby an issue. The governing body’s rules are such that a majority of a quorum does not allow the two members to have direct contact to talk over the cities business. The other member did confirm the conversation took place.

The first question is does the manager/administrator have an ethical obligation to do something about it?

Second, how would you go about dealing with the issue?

Let’s use the KACM Education Blog site as the place to respond. Go to and post your answer. At the end of the week, I will show you how I responded and critique that answer now that I have had time to think about it.