Subject: No such thing ...
From: Kevin Austin (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Oct 16 2005 - 13:56:28 EDT
At 10:46 -0400 2005/10/16, Ned Bouhalassa wrote:
>But this project would be about nnnn .... Not about budgets
Decisions are about allocating resources.
I decide to go for coffee rather than correct student assignments
<<<8-((>>>>> !!! that's a budgetary implication on my "time and
energy", present and future, as there is also a commitment (from the
past), which must be met.
The way I see it, as this involves other peoples' resources
(membership fees and grants), there is accountability. The fastest
path into this is a balance sheet.
If [resources in] = [resources out], balanced.
If [resources in] < [resources out], find the $$ somewhere.
If [resources in] > [resources out], Club Med here I (we?) come.
In an organization, commitments to action can be within the fiscal
year, over a number of years, or indefinitely ongoing. They are all
represented in budgets in different ways. The "indefinitely ongoing"
commits future generations to upholding the values and decisions of
The $$ part is not the largest part of such projects, in my experience.
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