Jeremy Walsh joins Dr. Misner to explain the recent change in BNI’s attendance policy. In the past, the six month period for counting absences started when a new leadership team took office. This meant a member could have more than three absences in a given six-month period.
The new policy changes the requirement to say that a member is allowed three absences within a rolling six-month period. A study of all BNI chapters showed that groups that had already been using a rolling six-month period for determining absences had 50% less absenteeism than those who determined absenteeism based on when a new leadership team takes office.
For the leadership team: after you’ve taken attendance, go to the absence report in BNI Connect and enter the absences. Check to see whether you need to send an accountability letter to any members. The report has already been updated to use a rolling six-month period.
Individual members can also pull up the absence report in BNI Connect in order to see how many absences they have.
Feel free to contact Jeremy Walsh at [email protected] if you have any questions.
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