Boardroom media article by Martin Sirk, Global Association Hubs International Advisor, on the nature of the business and societal environment facing international associations and some of the steps they can take to navigate successfully.
This edition concentrates, unsurprisingly, on Covid-19 related issues: where you can access great factual information, in general and from our four partner cities, what associations are doing and thinking about their future direction, and speculative musings about the “new normal” we’re going to face after the initial crisis is past. I’d like to start with … Continued
Global Association Hubs research partner Association Laboratory has made freely available the complete report of their recent survey, with data and opinions from a wide range of associations, both US and international. There are some very sobering results here, especially for those associations that either had low financial reserves before the crisis hit, or which … Continued
Another thought-provoking Boardroom article by Juanita Vorster, in which she challenges associations to re-think the value proposition of their collective expertise, especially when faced with increasing competition from fast-moving data-hoovering corporations. Expert human input into AI processes is one fascinating opportunity, as is the ability of association communities to become trusted sources of crowdsourcing … Continued
In this recent Boardroom article, Martin Sirk argues that the successful post-Covid19 association will be one that is extremely agile and flexible, and one that will take roads less travelled. Associations need to redesign themselves to become “solution engines”, not just “membership machines”, if they want to remain relevant.
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Why self-sufficient attitudes endanger international associations Here are a few uncomfortable truths facing international associations: Historic roles as quasi-monopoly providers of specialist knowledge are being steamrollered by the Information Revolution. Competitive pressures are only heading in one direction – and it isn’t just your obvious rivals who are in play. If you aren’t in gold, … Continued
EAS was possibly the last international association conference to take place before the world entered our Covid-19 intense lock-down phase, and it’s astounding to reflect back on our thought processes at that time! With 20-20 hindsight, our simple “no handshakes, no social kissing” rules of engagement sound very naïve, but that was we all believed … Continued