Time for a bit of mid-week dark humor in the form of a Tweet about the overwhelmingly sheeple nature of orchestra boards.
— Shit Orchestra Musicians Say (@OrchestraSay) August 26, 2019
For those not espoused in Trek culture, it won’t take you long to get the gag.
Anyone who has worked with boards or has time served knows just how much truth exists in this exaggeration, but the Star Trek connection really helps it hit home.
Ironically enough, I’ve seen sheeple tendencies used for positive and negative means; albeit the former seems more common. But that only reaffirms that systems are only as good as the people involved.
Ultimately, having a board that fosters not just involvement (opinions are cheap and too many people like to argue), but cultivates enough vested interest to have knowledgeable exchanges and challenges of ideas to arrive at better conclusions is in everyone’s best interest.
In the end, I hope resistance isn’t futile…I’m just not confident enough to bet on it yet.