E-Meeting Rules

Synchronous meetings can rely on the rules already in Robert’s and need only a few additional rules to account for the unique situation. Asynchronous meetings require detailed new rules because Robert’s doesn’t cover them.
The one principle that should be adhered to in the writing of any e-meeting rules is that the proposed procedures should replicate, as much as possible, the way business is conducted in in-person meetings. For example, a rule for an e-mail list for a board of directors might be that “Each message posted by a director shall be a message written by the director. Forwarding a message from a member is prohibited.” The issue is whether to allow forwarded messages. To determine the rule, compare this rule to what ...

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