Significant Implications Of Trends For AVMA Governance

Significant Implications Of Trends For AVMA Governance

Here are some of the trends the Summit participants came up with in their previous exercise:

GENERATIONALLY RELATED EXPERIENCE: less reliance on large institutions; less willingness to use hierarchy; greater expectation for return on time invested; burdens of  professional and personal life reduces time available for participation; greater facility with and expectation of the use of technology for involvement and interaction
THE ECONOMY: limited resources available to individuals and organizations; greater job demands; more attention to the value of return on a dollar spent; increased competition; increased and larger student debt
DEMOGRAPHICS: volunteer time available effected by changing proportions of veterinarians in different professional life stages; two career  families effect allocation of personal time; needs of different demographic segments are diverse in priorities;  current and anticipated demographics need to be better represented; increased specialization in practice is increasing dependence on specialty organizations and decreasing dependence in general groups; more younger women producing differences in preferred leadership methods, styles and practices
GOVERNMENT REGULATION: less productive work as more time consumed by compliance;  increased need for evidence based decision-making; higher expectation of AVMA to represent the interests of  the profession and the concerns of its members; increased diversity of needs /interests in some issue areas and increased consensus in others ; overregulation means less time available to serve  in voluntary positions; increased government sensitivity about restraint of trade issues places limitations on the association options

Comments are closed.