The text of Nasrullah Mohammad Hossein Fallah’s lecture on the subject of association

The text of the speech of Nasrullah Mohammad Hossein Fallah, member of the board of directors of the Confederation of Industry and the Association of Industrial Managers and member of the Board of Representatives of the Iran Chamber on 5/27/94 in the meeting of the National Association The subject of Iran is as follows: The National Association of Plastic Industries of Iran is a fledgling association that is experiencing its second term of the board, but the membership of 12 trade unions has made it an all-inclusive association. Therefore, increasing its efficiency will have a significant impact on member organizations and the industries they cover. The possibility of exchanging views of member associations in such forums and in the 8 active commissions of this comprehensive association has provided a good opportunity for the integration of policies and the alignment of executive procedures of members. The synergy created by this opportunity will eventually give a very high degree of influence to the industries covered. This privilege is not available to many organizations. The intelligence of the founders of this all-encompassing organization should be appreciated. My assumption is that the elders present are organizational activists of the country. They are familiar with the effects of behaviors in communities. While wishing you the best of luck, I would like to take this opportunity to address some of the common inefficiencies in forums and the successful and experienced solutions around the world to address them. These hints are given with the aim of increasing the success of this association in achieving its goals. Consider some of the symbolic behaviors of the following people: Are you unfamiliar with the actors in these scenes? An always-protesting member, who cuts off another speaker and responds to him in the middle of his speech without the permission of the chair. A member who rightly condemns the Secretariat, and implicitly the Board of Directors, for negligence in providing information and requests information that has already been sent to him but has not been read. A member who makes one or more other proposals when opposing an offer, so that sometimes the proposal on the agenda is forgotten. Insisting on a one-minute reminder, the member takes the floor, speaks excitedly and uses provocative words for many minutes, and the chair of the meeting, who has repeatedly asked him to take the floor and face him. He is white with anger. A benevolent friend who considers tolerating the nonsense of a speaker without a turn as a sign of freedom and interrupting his words as a sign of tyranny. A member who explicitly and sometimes ugly names of people present or absent while commenting and implicitly describes this behavior as a sign of fearlessness and independence. · A person who uses noise and intimidation and creating controversy outside and inside the election session with the help of like-minded friends in the election session, instead of mentioning his plans. A member who is a professional bidder but has forgotten that many of his offers have been duplicated and experienced and even rejected. With the presence of such actors and in the multitude of these irregular behaviors, a lot of valuable time is wasted in gatherings that are sometimes held only once a year and at great cost. The members of the association, unaware of the appeasement of their elected representatives and managers with this situation, only see that their association is not very efficient. The mechanism of formation and activity of democratic associations, the procedures and rules of workflow and their administration, despite the passage of nearly a century since their emergence in the country, is not well known. The intense desire of governments to control popular institutions and the legal measures to control them have sufficiently and covertly limited the activities of associations. In the heavy shadow of observing the legal requirements, the goals of forming an association are lost. The function of the annual meetings of the associations is limited to reviewing a few legal reports of income and expenses and expressing a few administrative and publishing activities! So much attention is paid to the rules of formalization, quorum, voting, and order of reading a few ineffective reports, to the utilization and orientation in line with the goals. Aside from the scarcity of wooden shoes worn by law-making politicians on popular institutions and associations, organizational elders also face irregular behavior among their members. The presidents of the associations themselves are not very familiar with the rules of governance in which the will of the majority is extracted and implemented on the basis of democratic principles. There are many organizations whose life lasts only with a kind of positive tyranny. In general, the legal restrictions on associations, along with internal chaos and irregularities, make membership in these institutions not very good. It would have been more profitable if the debate process in the association meetings had been smooth, uplifting, and fruitful, sometimes using a broader collective wisdom, sometimes the breadth of all members. In this case, it would be possible to meet several times a year and make comprehensive decisions through the voting process in a smooth atmosphere. At that time, the actions of the selected executive group were more mature and enjoyed the support of all.

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