[atrt2] Chairs etc.

Lise Fuhr lise.fuhr at difo.dk
Fri Feb 22 16:16:19 UTC 2013

Hi all,

I find the idea of alternate chair interesting, and it should be possible to
eliminate some of the disadvantages by close teamwork. So I am positive
about having a chair and alternate chair.

I will nevertheless volunteer for alternate or vice chair.


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Just to write down the point I was making about a "chair and alternate
chair" concept.  I find this is becoming an increasingly poplar notion both
in ICANN and outside.  

One of the disadvantages of co-chairs, is that people on the outside of the
group really don't know where to address the final responsibility for a
group when there are co-chairs.  If they are both equal, do you have to
address both of them all the time?  If one has made the call, do you get to
go to the other for a revised all?

One of the disadvantages of a chair/vice chair arrangement is that the vice
chair can rarely take any action without first consulting her boss, the
chair.  This limits the usefulness of the vice chair role.

With a chair and an alternate chair, you find that the point-person is
established and in case of diverging opinion between those with
responsibility, you know who the tie breaker is.  But it allows the two to
work together and cover each other's tasks.  What most often seems to happen
is that they end up dividing responsibilities according to their
inclinations and talents.  I beleive it has the advantage that both other
arrangenemts offer without the disadvantages.

Just a thought,

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