I work at a delray business association. The fact that I work at such a prestigious organization is an accomplishment on its own. It’s also a testament to the fact that I’m a hard worker and an excellent team member.
As a senior manager, I often spend a significant amount of time on the phone with other managers. But unlike my peers, I don’t have a boss who is constantly on the phone with me. I’m the one who writes the rules and I make the decisions that affect the company. So when I was asked to write the rules for the delray business association, I was like “Oh, okay.” It’s a very similar story for the delray business association.
Okay, so the delray business association is a self-managed association where its members are all owners of businesses. So every time members come into the office (which is every day), they get a copy of the rules. But there are several specific rules that members are expected to follow. One is that there are no “sharks allowed.” Another is that the rules are not to be broken without authorization.
So as part of the delray business association, members are required to adhere to a number of rules. And because the rules are written into the association’s constitution, it’s easy for any member to ignore them. So if you’re like me and get a copy of the rules and just don’t know about them, it’s easy to circumvent them. One member who did this to death had members of the delray business association’s board of directors killed.
The rules are actually just a list of guidelines (or as I like to call them, “rules of thumb”) for each member and the members have to abide by them. But they seem to be written with the intent that they will be ignored by any member who doesn’t know what the hell theyre talking about.
The delray business association rules are intended to be a guideline for each member and are to be respected as such. If a member doesnt know what the hell theyre talking about, then they should be able to follow the guidelines without any repercussions. Members who dont know what the hell theyre talking about should not take the rules at face value.
To most people, these guidelines are more of a set of rules for what to do in a situation as opposed to anything more than a set of guidelines for how to behave in a particular situation. The business association is written with the intent that it will be ignored by any member who doesnt know what the hell its talking about.
I have heard people refer to it as “del ray” even though it is not actually a “business association” per se. The fact is that most people who meet in these types of meetings are basically just looking for a place to go and have fun. As such, most of the rules are quite vague and open to interpretation. I feel that the way these guidelines are written is somewhat deceptive to the point that there is no real objective meaning behind them.
There are various ways to define a business association. While I like the word association, I feel the term del Ray Business Association is the most accurate description of what I have come to understand. The Del Ray Business Association is an association of local business entrepreneurs in the greater Houston area. Basically, Del Ray is the name of the business association, but it has adopted the name of the community it is associated with.
Del Ray is the brainchild of a group of local business people who have met to discuss common issues they face in the greater Houston market. Since there are no formal meetings of the association, the members are not required to attend any meetings, but the association itself is open to membership at any time. The members are a group of like-minded entrepreneurs, and they are very much interested in each other’s ideas and concerns.