Advice about what to do with overbearing "member"
February 25, 2014 9:56 PM Subscribe
Our art discussion group is comprised of serious working artists who share ideas and generally encourage each other. We have always handled ourselves professionally and we have several A-list type members. We have some credibility with the community.
During the last year, however, somehow we acquired one artist who is causing problems.
posted by naplesyellow to Human Relations (23 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
(Our group intentionally has no by-laws and no dues. It is all volunteer).
Here is an example of a recent problem with the overbearing member (let's call her Member O). Member Z is in charge of organizing monthly art exhibits in a bank. This is a cool deal for our entire group. Member Z erroneously gave the same "solo" month to two members. It caused difficulty, but Z handled it. Member O (who wasn't even one of the aforementioned bank artists) not only emailed Member Z to express her unhappiness, but she cc-ed our contact at the bank! There were several exchanges and the bank contact must've wondered why she was being dragged into it. There is no reason whatsoever to have cc-ed the bank contact and it embarrasses us.
Member O is oversteps her bounds and it is not the first time Member O has done something like this.
Member O screws things up for the rest of us!
Do you have any ideas for how to handle this?