Majority Rules

November 2022

Volunteering to serve as a director is a serious commitment that comes with prestige, respect and limited authority.

While common for a board member to see a problem and want to effect change, achieving success can be difficult.  Any director can take steps toward their goal but be unable to succeed without support from a majority of board members.

Regardless of how important this change may be to them, one of the limitations of serving on the condo board is that each individual has only a single vote.  Decisions are based on a majority of support when voted on.  Having to abide by the majority is a basic tenet of condo board governance.  This can require individual board members to compromise and supporting decisions against their personal beliefs.

An effective board is one where there is trust in the reasonableness of all board members even when there is disagreement.