Editor's Note: This summer, the OSHBA surveyed 5,000 members and non-members about the OSHBA and its effectiveness. Bottom line: Members value the association but OSHBA must do better in communicating perceived value and creating opportunities to strengthen relationships. Here's what touched the leadership about the survey results. A full report will be in the Winter 2013 issue of Builder Magazine, which you will see in your mail in December.
You certainly can't learn if you're not willing to ask the tough questions and listen to the sometimes tough answers. The leaders of OSHBA are entrusted by membership to be looking out for the best interests of our industry and to maximize the value of membership. We can't know that we're succeeding without occasionally checking the pulse and perceptions of our members, those who've left the organization, or those who've never joined.