This week was not a good week for AccountAbility. Last week the Standards Board, the voluntary advisory body convened last summer to provide technical guidance on the AA1000 Standards, collectively resigned as it did not agree with the future strategy of the not-for-profit organization and felt that the senior management at AccountAbility did not engage with them in finding a compromise that satisfied every party.
This is the official AccountAbility response: AccountAbility Response to Standards Board Resignation
The purpose of this post is to provide you some selected links of reactions to this shocking news.
As a former employee of AccountAbility this is not good news and I am very curious how this will turn out in the end. Will AccountAbility engage, will they try to convince other influential individuals to come speak out for them and their strategy as Mallen Baker points out or will they just try to sit it out. Whatever the do they need to engage with us, their stakeholders now and I hope they choose the form of a dialogue.
Here are some selected posts on the resignation of the Standards Board:
- Simon Zadek: The Life and Times of AccountAbility
- Mallen Baker: AccountAbility hits back at “untenable” Standards Board
- Tobias Webb: The AccountAbility mess raises questions & Follow up on my “AccountAbility mess” post
- Maya Forstater: Stone Cold Soup
What you can do
If you would like to join the discussion about this topic why not join the new AA1000 User Group on LinkedIn – LinkedIn Group?
Have a good weekend everyone.