The Guiding Principles of Effective Governance
Good governance is both necessary and difficult to achieve
When it comes to good governance, two things are certain: It is necessary, and it is difficult to achieve.
Good governance is essential to ensure the overall direction, effectiveness, impact, and accountability of the organization. It demonstrates a commitment to acting in the best interests of the association, through the operation of transparent and ethical processes that comply with the law and can withstand scrutiny. On the other hand, bad governance leads to a lack of trust and engagement and can result to the termination of the association.
With changes in society and the environment, the concept of good governance has also evolved. Based on my 15+ years of experience in association management and looking at the current socio-economic landscape, I will try hereby to outline elements of good governance.
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